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  1. Animal827

    Calcium Hardness Balance

    I love how responsive this community is...i understand that some of my equipment (chlorine delivery, test kits, etc.) may not be aligned to this community. However, instead of buying and replacing all recently bought equipment, products, and services, I am trying the best to manage with what I...
  2. Animal827

    Over Shock Pool

    Thanks! Sounds simple enough. Is there invisible algae? I mean can there be algae and I not know it. I have heard of green, yellow, black, but if I don't see algae does that mean my FC is high enough? So the unnecessary part- does that mean it is bad to shock that high? I guess, if I add 2...
  3. Animal827

    Over Shock Pool

    I guess my next testing kit will be a Taylor, but after spending $175 on what I thought would be a good digital easier to read test kit and then another $75 on reagents, ill have to feel i didn't just burn my money and get a couple of years out of it 🙃.
  4. Animal827

    Over Shock Pool

    Thanks! My pool is always crystal clear. I have never had a problem with algae outside opening the pool for the season. This year, the pool was actually clear with little leaves. I usually drain refill about 1/3 or so once it gets to 80 CYA. This brings it down to about 30. Unfortunately, I...
  5. Animal827

    Over Shock Pool

    You are right. Inert is 87.5% and Sodium Hypo is 12.5%.
  6. Animal827

    Over Shock Pool

    Thanks for the quick response. I was speaking generally, but I have numbers if you like as well. FCL 2.12 TCL 3.24 CCL 1.12 pH 7.4 Alk 90 CH 174 CYA 74 I am using a LaMotte ColorQ Pro 7. I also have test strips and take samples to pool store. Sometimes I just like to double check that the...
  7. Animal827

    Calcium Hardness Balance

    Thank you Manassas for your response! This is the first I have seen variations from keeping FCL above a 1-3 range. I have seen 3-5, but never this dependent on CYA (at least mathematically specific). I also have heard that CH is not critical for vinyl pool, but I do have pavers that run up to...
  8. Animal827

    Over Shock Pool

    First, I apologize if this thread currently exists. I have a kidney bean shaped pool at ~16,500 gallons with a DE Filter, inline chlorinator, oil fired heater, and vinyl siding. I rarely shocked my pool. I typically wait till CCL is above .5ppm. I prefer to use liquid shock (Sodium...
  9. Animal827

    Calcium Hardness Balance

    I have been having an issue with getting my calcium hardness to increase and maintain at a level of 200. I thought it was my reagents for LaMotte ColorQ, but that didn't quite do it. I have the following readings: FCL 1.74; TCL 1.97; CCL .23; pH 7.3; Alk 97; CH 163; CYA 53 I have added nearly...