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Thread: Fill water testing numbers

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    Join Date
    May 2009
    Enterprise, AL

    Fill water testing numbers

    The TF-100 arrived yesterday and I managed to hold off until tonight in doing the first test of our water (we're on the county water system).
    Here are the numbers:

    FC 1
    CC 0
    TC 1
    pH 7.4
    T/A 220
    CH 100

    I was very surprised by the TA number. I'll be using a SWCG when the IG vinyl lined pool is built (start construction ~June 15). Should I get the T/A lower before starting up the SWCG?
    20K gal IG vinyl 18'x36' rectangle, 2' radius corners
    Hayward Goldline Aqua Rite 40K SWG, Pentair Intelliflow VS 3050,
    Sta-Rite Cristal-Flo 24" Sand filter, Model T-240BP-1, Polaris 280 Auto Cleaner
    Sunstar solar panels (438 sq ft ), Pentair Sun Touch Controller automating solar panels, SWG, and Polaris
    TF-100 test kit

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Fill water testing numbers

    You should get started on lowering TA as soon as the pool is filled. You should be able to turn on the SWG as soon as the CYA and salt levels are good, but you will need to keep an eye on the PH.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Re: Fill water testing numbers

    can you get water trucked in?? it may even be cheaper and is certainly faster....and may have a lower TA
    25,000 gal IG Utopia pool/Raypack gas heater/BBB

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