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    Finished SLAM 2 days ago but now FC dropping again

    Was just doing the best I could until my kit came! At least I could tell I wasn't keeping my FC level high enough with Clorox. Well it finally came on Friday. I had used the powder plus from Leslies on Thursday to shock (2pks per their instructions) Friday evening readings: FC=21.5 CC=.5 pH=7.6...
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    Finished SLAM 2 days ago but now FC dropping again

    Still waiting for my k-2006 so I used Taylor K-1000 for total chlorine, Taylor K-1001 for my free chlorine and pH and borrowed my neighbors Poolmaster 5 way test kit for Alkalinity and test strips for CYA. Figured I still had a bit of algae so I went to Leslies pool and got some power powder...
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    Finished SLAM 2 days ago but now FC dropping again

    Finished my SLAM 2 days ago but now FC is dropping again TC=400 (our fill water is 250-300) TC=3 FC=2 pH=7.3 TA=70 CYA=50 Cleaned my cartridge filters again yesterday just to make sure they were clean, water looks clear, I can see heads on a quarter at 5 feet. It has been sunny and in the 90's...
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    CYA dropped and so did free chlorine

    MY CH is 300 which from what I understand is what to expect in Tucson AZ, we have really hard water. Fill water is at 250 out of the tap. We had inches of rain (lots of dirt in it from our dusty skies) and that is when the chemicals went out of balance. I probably got a little over zealous with...
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    CYA dropped and so did free chlorine

    Finished my SLAM, kept FC at 24 for 3 days, CYA was 50. Now CC=0.5 and OCLT was 1.0, water is clear can see heads on a quarter at 5 ft. 2 days latter Current test is CYA=50 TC=15 FC=15 pH=7.2 Total alkalinity=40 and CYA=50. Water temp has dropped to 83. I know my CYA level is low for a SWG...
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    CYA dropped and so did free chlorine

    Thanks for all the help. I'll wait for my test kit
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    CYA dropped and so did free chlorine

    Is the Taylor 2006 TEST KIT COMP CHLORINE FAS-DPD test kit ok to use?
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    CYA dropped and so did free chlorine

    OK will order one. In the meantime should I go ahead and add bleach?
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    CYA dropped and so did free chlorine

    Using Taylor K-1001 for free chlorine and pH and Taylor K-1000 for total chlorine. Checked levels again this morning for the overnight chlorine loss test and both my free chlorine and total chlorine are at the top of the color range so it looks like they are both reading 10 and the pH is still...
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    CYA dropped and so did free chlorine

    So I am at TH=250, TC=10, FC=7, pH=7.2, Total alkalinity=60 and CYA=50 If the chlorine levels stay the same over night am I okay? I know the pH is low but the pool is only 6 months old so I know the pH will creep up again. We had a lot of rain in the last month and the pool was running at 88...
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    CYA dropped and so did free chlorine

    Thanks, I have added a couple of pucks of chlorine to my regular chlorinator and will also add bleach. Once I get my chlorine level back up the salt cell should maintain it?
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    CYA dropped and so did free chlorine

    So my CYA dropped to less than 20 after a long hot summer and now my free chlorine is only 0.5 and total chlorine 1.0. I have added CYA and it is now back up to 40 but my SWG has not raised the chlorine levels in a week. Any suggestions? Just cleaned the cartridge filter and salt cell today...
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    High free chlorine with SWG

    TH 250,Total Chlorine 10, Free chlorine 10, pH 7.6, Total Alkalinity 80, CYN 50 I have adjusted the SWG down to 20%, pump runs 3 hrs at night and 3 hrs in the day, 7500 gallon pool. How can I get my Free Chlorine levels down. Should I adjust the Intellichlor down more?
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    EcoSmart Tankless Electric pool heaters

    Does anyone out there have any experience with Ecosmart Tankless pool heaters. I am just looking to extend my season a month on either end, so I really can't see a gas or regular electric heater for such a short time each year. Live in Tucson Arizona. Any suggestions?
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    Pool plumbing pressure test and pressure drop

    Thanks for all the input. According to the pressure/temperature calculations we should be fine. It dropped from 30 psi to 27 psi over a 36 hr period and a temperature swing from 70 to 38 and back up to over 70. Also discovered a very small leak in one fitting to the whisperflo pump and another...
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    Pool plumbing pressure test and pressure drop

    Did some more research and Arizona code says 25 psi for 30 minutes is the requirement for pool pressure testing and pressure should be maintained while decking is poured (we are using flagstone for deck so no pouring occuring). So I guess if the pressure holds for 24 hrs I am good to go?
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    Pool plumbing pressure test and pressure drop

    So he pressured it up to 30 psi at 7:30am and 12 hrs later it is still at 30 psi. I am guessing this is good. We will drop 30 degrees tonight so I am hoping when I check it in the morning it will be 30 or 29 so there would be no change in 24 hrs, which from what I have seen would indicate a good...
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    Pool plumbing pressure test and pressure drop

    Thanks, he is going to pressure it up again and watch it for 3 days. Hopefully it will stay near 30 with slight flucuation for temp, 68 day and 40 at night. We did go from 78 to 26 temp in span of 3 days, welcome to the desert southwest! I am hoping it is just some small air leaks as suggested...
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    Pool plumbing pressure test and pressure drop

    He really doesn't give me an answer. He thinks since it held for 3 days everything is Ok and there is no leak. I just wonder why it dropped from 30 to 12 in 3 weeks if the system is a sealed system. From what I have seen they usually don't pressure test for more than 24 hours and it was fine in...
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    Pool plumbing pressure test and pressure drop

    My pool builder is pressure testing the plumbing with water. Pressured it up to 30 psi, went up to 31 psi later in the day, then dropped to 29 psi the next day. Stayed around 29/28 for 3 days. Pressure gauge is still on after 3 weeks and reading has dropped to 12 psi. We have had temps from 80...