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    CYA and Jumbo tabs

    Got some numbers today Temp - 62 Fc - 5.4 Cc - .2 Tc - 5.6 PH - 8.0 TA - 80 CH - 350 CYA - 60 I thought my test kit (Taylor K-2006C) came with a Salinity Test, but not so. Have one on order. May pick up test strips in the mean time. The water seems to have cleared up today. Still a bit of fine...
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    CYA and Jumbo tabs

    The water isn't "cloudy" per se, it's just not as crystal clear as b4 the addition of salt. Chlorine levels were good b4 the addition of salt and the SWG. Plus, as an added bonus, there were 2 days of strong winds which blew fine sand everywhere, including my pool. I have a decent test kit...
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    CYA and Jumbo tabs

    The water seems a bit cloudy, how long for this to go away?
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    CYA and Jumbo tabs

    Cell is off, pump is running and I have a good test kit that includes salinity test. I know every pool is different, but anyone have a general idea of a starting point on the cell?
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    CYA and Jumbo tabs

    The pool guys dumped the salt in, installed the components, turned it on and split. I've been brushing it and the sand around since they left, salt is dissolved and blinking "high salt" light is now solid. I would have installed the thing myself but it wouldn't have been warrantied.
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    CYA and Jumbo tabs

    SWG installed this morning! They put in a Pentair IC40. I'm headed down in a bit to get some saltwater test strips and a sock for the skimmer basket. The wind howled pretty bad last night, pool has plenty of sand in it, plus the salt has yet to dissolve. I'm gonna let the pump run for 24 hours...
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    CYA and Jumbo tabs

    Ordered an advanced test kit yesterday. Used a test strip and it indicated my CYA was below 40, last Leslies test put it at 50. Haven't put a tab in the pool in over a week. Picked up some 10% Great Value liquid chlorine at Wally World. Gonna go the liquid route until SWG is installed. Talked to...
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    CYA and Jumbo tabs

    CYA is at 50 according to local pool store testing.
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    CYA and Jumbo tabs

    Begging pardon in advance if I keep going over the same questions. I'm going to switch from the the Jumbo Tabs and Chlor-Brite to liquid chlorine and obtain a better test kit. The main reason for going away from the tabs is they raise CYA to a level where chlorine in no longer effective...
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    CYA and Jumbo tabs

    I'm reading all the articles in the library as we speak, er, type. Will adding salt to my pool make it "feel" better?
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    CYA and Jumbo tabs

    I've got the Pentair kit that came with the pool, tests for PH and CL. Going to get the Taylor 2006 or similar. How/why is the TF100 better value-wise? I see it costs a bit more on Amazon than the Taylor
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    CYA and Jumbo tabs

    I've read it AJ, watched the video's too, but it's still a little murky (pun intended).
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    CYA and Jumbo tabs

    I too would like to convert to a salt generator. From what I've read the water feels much better. Is this a result of the salt? Can I add salt to improve the "feel" of my conventional pool? My in-laws had a SWG installed with their pool some 18 years ago and said it went bad after a few months...
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    CYA and Jumbo tabs

    The tablets are the Leslies Jumbo Tabs
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    CYA and Jumbo tabs

    Hello all. New pool owner and member here. Fantastic site. Plan on doing the maintenance myself. I have the time and inclination. The builder left me with a basic kit that tests PH and Chlorine. I've had the water tested weekly by the local pool supply company in addition to the daily testing I...