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    First Overnight Test

    Hello all,

    My FAS-DPD kit arrived yesterday and I was able to perform my first overnight test. I have not shocked the pool since opening but the water has looked good from the start. I have been using a standard DPD kit to keep my chemistry regulated up until now. I figured that I would shock it after I got the FAS kit just to be on the safe side but it looks like I don't need to. What do you all think?

    Last night 10pm (Turned off SWG)--2.4 FC 0 CC

    This morning 6am--2.2 FC 0.2 CC

    Other numbers are:

    PH 7.6
    TA 100
    CH 225
    CYA 60

    Thanks in advance for the input.

    Mike
    AGP-11,800 gal-Vinyl-Hayward S180T90 High Rate Pro Sand Filtration System-Chlorease SWG CL02

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    Re: First Overnight Test

    Hey, Mike,

    Those are great numbers and it sounds like your water reflects that. I think it's time to go swimming! Nice work.
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    Re: First Overnight Test

    Your FC level is a bit low. A SWG with a CYA of 60 should have a minimum FC level of 3.

    Also, I would raise CYA up to between 70 and 80.
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    Re: First Overnight Test

    Hi Mike,

    Have you seen Water Balance for SWGs in Pool School?

    You might want to do some tweaking.

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