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    Recent Test

    The pool builder recommended I raise the TA up to 100 and keep it there ongoing and try to keep the PH on the lower end 7.2 to 7.4 to avoid scale or pool issues. With CYA at its current level and chlorine being maintained as needed, the CSI looks even better at those levels. Would this not be...
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    Recent Test

    The new TA came in at 70 when it was 80 on Saturday
  3. M

    Recent Test

    Okay sounds good. I appreciate the advice. So with TA on the lower end of the 70 to 90 scale I’m good as well I take it?
  4. M

    Recent Test

    Age of plaster is 4 months old. Complete test from Saturday FC : 7 CC: 0 TA: 80 PH: 7.4 CYA: 60 CH: 350 Temp: 80 this weekend been 75 or 73 mostly for the past month.
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    Recent Test

    So I have been using the the Tf-100 for a little over three weeks now and love it. I recently have been testing my pool water (doing full round of tests every Saturday with PH/Chlorine daily) and noticed my Alkalinity was an 80 this Saturday and my P/H was 7.4. I wanted to lower my PH to 7.2 as...
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    Liquid Chlorine

    I checked this morning just now before sunrise and my FC level was the same. So I’ll continue to monitor the suns effect over the next seven days and write down the loss per day. My backyard has no trees or screen and faces the sun all morning and after noon as the sun rises and around 5pm goes...
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    Liquid Chlorine

    I will continue to monitor. I’ll check back in a few days. Thank you guys for the speedy response like always.
  8. M

    Liquid Chlorine

    I will look up how to do that. Thank you
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    Liquid Chlorine

    No I don’t I tested that two days ago and ever since I have lost 3-5. I just tested an hour ago with no sunlight and got an 8. I will test Tommorrow morning before sunlight. I do have a tab feeder but unsure how to turn off. I don’t have anything in it at the moment.
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    Liquid Chlorine

    So I have made the switch to liquid chlorine from tabs and have been monitoring the daily fluctuations in FC using the TF100 with speedstir each day. My CYA is at 60 so I try to keep it at 8 each day. I have noticed it drops to 3 or so each day. My pool store nearby sells 2.5 gallons for 5.70...
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    Help with Test Results

    Question as I read this thread. If you check the FC daily using the F100 kit, the daily reader with PH only goes to 5 and being yellow is quite difficult to read. Are you using the powder test each time? The kit mentioned it comes with only 70 tests of that so are you just refilling or using the...
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    Recent Test

    So we had some people in the pool yesterday so to get used to the testing I rerun the 7 point test and I got the following: FC 4 CC 0 CH 375 TK: 50 CYA: 60 Ph 7.5 When I was swimming I noticed some areas (photos attached) is this scale or my plaster still curing? The pool is 3 months old. I...
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    Recent Test

    Yes the infamous Leslie’s offers for 5.50 a jug and offers for 7.50 2.5 gallons of chlorine. I appreciate the insight on how the site is run and I will most certainly make a donation. Now the app states to bring the CYA to 50 I would need to drain 20% or so. I think I will in a few weeks take a...
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    Recent Test

    Yeah thats what I’m going to do. When we know we’re going to get some rain I’ll let some go and keep at it. I’m going to the store to get liquid chlorine Tommorrow. They stated 10.5% is the highest they carry in liquid form. So based on the app I need to place 70oz, sound correct to you...
  15. M

    Recent Test

    Thank you sounds good will do. The rest were straight forward but that one takes a few practice I can see it if I look hard or with both eyes but with one eye at a quick glance it can appear gone
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    Recent Test

    Okay so you just place more chlorine then? I’m going to use liquid Chrloine as the tabs are trash. If we plan to swim Tommorrow, I should put it in two hours before right? Mix it with water and place in deep end near return jets?
  17. M

    Recent Test

    CYA test again at 65
  18. M

    Recent Test

    So just got my kit (which is awesome) and did a complete test on the water while the pump has been running for 6 hours. Here are the results: P/h 7.5 CI 5 FC 3 CC 0 CH 400 TA 60 CYA 55 What should I be doing to correct this? It seems I need to raise TA a little and increase chlorine and lower...
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    Recent Test

    Mike, thank you for the kind gesture. I will continue to monitor PH and Chlorine levels using my simple Taylor set I have now and once the F100 comes ill post results. Interesting to learn about the pucks. So eventually your saying once the CYA levels are normalized (either now by solid reading...
  20. M

    Recent Test

    Would your advice change if my pool was 3 months old?
  21. M

    Recent Test

    It should take 7 days before it arrives so I should be alright until then your saying?
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    Recent Test

    So I just got back from leslies as I wait for my TF-100 to come in the mail and these were my results: FAC 3 TAC 3 CH 250 CYA 90 TA 60 PH 7.4 Copper 0 Iron 0 TDS 700 Pho 200 Thoughts on next step? I used the pool math app and it state 4 Lbs of baking soda. You agree?
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    Shock Stain

    Dang alright, not the answer I was hoping for. Alright well I’ll keep my fingers crossed and hope it does blend in overtime. Such a stressful process as you just want to enjoy the pool but such little things like that have such long lasting outcomes.
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    muriatic acid mistake

    Okay I will then return the test kit as it hasn’t arrived. I will look into the other kit. Thank you
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    Shock Stain

    I was using a sprinkle shock (yes I know I’m never doing that again) and noticed one of the granular fell to the floor and caused this small stain. What can I do to remove this or will this go away over time as brushing has down nothing?
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    muriatic acid mistake

    I appreciate the responses. It is surprising that you say that’s normal because that wasn’t there prior to the incident so it’s hard to just sit back and relax. I understand that Leslie’s doesn’t do the best job so I did order a Taylor set the K-1003 as that tests PH, FC, And Alk. The rest I...
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    muriatic acid mistake

    Merged threads - TFP Mod Marty I’m a new pool owner. I just had a pool installed in January. I have a 14,500 sqft pool and have stonescape midnight blue pebble throughout the pool. Last week I noticed the Ph was off 7.8 and needed to be lowered so I put some acid in the pool (little less than...
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    muriatic acid mistake

    I haven’t felt it however I can in the morning. What do you mean a signature?
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    muriatic acid mistake

    I didn’t mean to see metal solutions I apologize.