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    Opened mine late this afternoon

    Opened our pool very late this afternoon. Crystal clear, with about 20-30 large leaves on the floor and that's about it. All I checked was CL and PH. CL was 5, CC was 0, and PH was 7.2. I will run a full set of numbers in the morning, after waiting until I bring the water temp up to a higher temp in the house, before checking CYA. Water temp is about 55 degrees according to my SWG reading.
    Will run the robot in the morning and brush very well. Should I bring the Chlorine up to a slam level for a couple days, and is the 7.2 PH level ok for now, or should I raise it before adding my bleach?
    I have to tell you, that I am so happy with I what I opened with, and it is all because of the TFP!!!
    Mark
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    Re: Opened mine late this afternoon

    It definitely won't hurt to raise FC to SLAM level just for fun. Yes, 7.2 is fine for now. Nice work!
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    Re: Opened mine late this afternoon

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    It definitely won't hurt to raise FC to SLAM level just for fun. Yes, 7.2 is fine for now. Nice work!
    So I wait until I check CYA level tomorrow to figure out what SLAM level is?
    Mark
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    Re: Opened mine late this afternoon

    Yes, FC levels are always based on CYA level and the FC/CYA Chart.
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    Re: Opened mine late this afternoon

    Pooldv, I may have ask this last year and cant remember, but since I will be using bleach for a month or better before kicking on the SWG, do I use the CYA level for non salt water pool until I change, then bring CYA up when I do change over? Sorry if this is a repeat question.
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    Re: Opened mine late this afternoon

    Yes, I use the non-swg levels when I am using bleach and the SWG is off. My CYA is usually 80 and I keep FC at 10ish.
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    Re: Opened mine late this afternoon

    I am starting my second full summer with my pool, and opening and closing myself. Thanks to TFP things work out pretty good!

    My numbers are:
    FC-24 (I took it to slam level this morning.........just because I wanted too, and pooldv said it would be a good idea.......THANKS!)
    CC-0
    PH-7.2 (Should come up due to aeration)
    TA-60
    CH-60
    CYA-60 (I figured I would lose more than 10 over the winter, I closed at 70)
    Temp-55 and water is crystal clear!
    One of the best parts is looking at my pool and not that dang cover!!
    Mark
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    Re: Opened mine late this afternoon

    This makes my heart smile! I love that TFP is really working out great for you! You, your pool, and your wallet are the better for it! LOL

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