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    How long to wait until I test

    Ok I got my PH up to 7.6 and my TA is a little high at 100, but I just added my first round of bleach to shock the pool. My question is how long should I wait to test to see if I'm at the correct shock level for my FC?
    Location = Central Kentucky
    Pool Size = 18x36 - 8ft deep end
    Pool Type= Inground Vinyl
    Filter = Hayward PRO Series Sand Filter
    Pump = Hayward Super Pump 1.5 HP
    Test Kit = TF-100

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    Re: How long to wait until I test

    Quote Originally Posted by kediedri
    Ok I got my PH up to 7.6 and my TA is a little high at 100, but I just added my first round of bleach to shock the pool. My question is how long should I wait to test to see if I'm at the correct shock level for my FC?
    half hour with pump running
    Kidney shaped ~ 10000 gallon Ig Plaster pool with pool cage. 120sf Cartridge filter. Pentair WhisperFlo WFDS-26, 230 Volt, 7.8/3.0 Amp, 1-1/2 Horsepower 2 speed pump, Solar panels on the roof. Heliotrope HelioMatic 4000D solar controller.

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    Re: How long to wait until I test

    Welcome to TFP!!

    It's always!! best to, please, post full test results when asking a water chemistry question In this case, we may be able to tell you if you actually need a lower TA 8)

    GLAD you're here Hope you have a trouble free pool season
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    Re: How long to wait until I test

    Hi kediedri and welcome

    Ditto on the 30 mins. w/pump running.

    Also, your TA of 100 is fine. No need to lower it unless your pH is constantly rising.
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