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    New FG pool in WV with Test results

    Thanks to this site I think were ready to get this new pool installed. The PB says depending on the weather it could happen in 2 weeks.
    The Caribbean | Leisure Pools USA

    Brand: Leisure
    Name: The Caribbean
    Size: 16x40 Free Form
    Volume: 16,535
    1-Skimmer
    3-Returns
    2-Main Drains
    325 SQ Feet Catridge Filter(Hayward)
    2.5HP Hayward Eco STR VS
    AquaPlus PL-Plus (Automation +40k SWG)
    Hayward Heat Pro Heat Pump 140K BTU
    3 - 12 Volt Pal Lights LED
    TF-100 test Kit
    SpeedStir


    I bought the TF-100 test kit and ran some test on my fill water. The results do not look great.
    PH-7.2
    TA- 300
    CH- 575

    Couply questions, The TA turned Pink around the 300 mark should I have kept going until it was red? And when you do the CH test are you suppose to stir it? It started turning blue on the bottom much earlier but stayed red on the top. So I kept turning on the SpeedStir.

    I understand with TA this high I'm going to have to pay close attention to my PH. Maybe use acid to lower and Aeration to bring my PH back up. I knew I had hard city water but I didn't expect the TA. So more research is in order.

    I will post some pictures closer to the dig date. Thanks again for this site!! This is my first pool and I would be lost with out the information here.

    Mike

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    Re: New FG pool in WV with Test results

    Hi Mike,
    you are supposed to swirl the test tube when adding the drops on all of the tests except the CYA.

    When the solution ceases to change color, or shade of color, then that's when you are done. Add drops and keep swirling when you add that last drop and there is no more change at all, then you're done, and subtract that last drop.
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge.
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    Re: New FG pool in WV with Test results

    Thanks Dave I guess I need to get my Wife's help again. I'm color blind so these types of test make me crazy.
    Mike
    16500gal FG Pool, 16x40 Lesure Cariban. 2.5hp Hayward ECO VS, 325sq feet Hayward Cartridge Filter, 140k btu Hayward HeatPump, AquaPlus Automation 40k SWG

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