Recent content by JRC1954

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    A little over/under

    I’ve drained some and have the salt down to 4200 and my SWG confirms this avg reading. Should I work to bring it down further or leave it alone? Circupool says it is most effective at 3500 ppm. Is it worth draining and replacing further?
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    A little over/under

    I kind of like the pump running at lower speed almost constantly as it does a great job of keeping the pool clean. When I ran my single speed Hayward pump 10 hours during the day it always seemed to pick up a lot of debris overnight on the bottom. Now trying to lower the salt
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    A little over/under

    So I am guessing partial drain and replace to lower the salt level. Of course tray will lower CYA so I’ll need to add that back too.
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    A little over/under

    As you can see from my latest figures, my salt is a little on the high side, and my CYA (60) is a little under according to the ideal measurements for a salt pool with a SWG. I have my RJ60 down to 20% - and just moved it down another step as my last chlorine test moved up a notch. Running the...
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    SLAM started!!

    Passed over night test. FC remained stable. CC still at .5. Water clear. Success!!
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    SLAM started!!

    Slam seems to have worked well in a short time. I’ll bring it back to slam level of 12 (it came down by 4 ppm today which was sunny and warm). Check it in the morning to see if an exit is possible.
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    SLAM started!!

    Indeed you can. Pump is running pretty strong so the pic has a lot of distortion from the water disturbed on the surface. Water is VERY clear at this point. I think it’s working!!!
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    SLAM started!!

    we tout this Am to find - FC 9 CC .5 This morning pool water very clear with some all what I would presume to be dead algae patches which were easily vacuumed. Relabeled FC back to 12 and will check again tonight to see if I can get an overnight test done. So far so good!
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    SLAM started!!

    https://troublefreepool.com/mypool/39j6oGx. Oh and my CC last was .5. Is there a way to automatically post test results in a thread?
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    SLAM started!!

    Pool (algae?) is EATING chlorine. Took another reading about an hour ago - in 3 hours it destroyed 3 gallons of 10% liquid chlorine ?. I am gonna have to look for some more tomorrow. I only have two gallons left. I wish I could use the SWCG to assist. It is more than double capacity for the...
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    SLAM started!!

    First one was after I had initially put 3 gal of 10% LC in. When I opened the cover I just wanted to put it back. The water was literally black, red and a little green. Uuuugly! It’s coming back!
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    SLAM started!!

    Just started a SLAM with my pool open for just over two days. Water looks cloudy but most of the organically are gone from the bottom/walls. Just got the chemistry within tolerance using the TL100 and it shows: FC 12 I PH 7.2 TA 70 CYA 30 Salt 4600 Just added 3 gal to get the fc at 12 Will...
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    New to self testing

    Ok. Pool cover removed. Very murky water. Lots of dirt/algae? On the bottom. Vacuumed to waste. Added 3 gal of 10% liquid chlorine over the course of 2 hours. Fc is only at 2. Will have to go source Muriatic acid and CYA tomorrow. All numbers otherwise remained the same as yesterday’s test.
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    New to self testing

    Thanks guys. I was wondering about that. I took the sample about a foot and a half under the surface but agree that can be misleading as a representative sample. Will get the vacuuming done and get some circulation going
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    New to self testing

    Ok guys. Gonna crack the cover on the pool tomorrow afternoon. Took some tests today to figure out a baseline. Results: Fc 0 PH. 8.2 TA 90 CYA. 20 Salt. 600 The pool is not yet open but I am actively going to start that process tomorrow. I’ll remove the cover and vacuum to waste to get the...