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    Opening numbers

    (Update: Edited TA numbers below because I reran TA and got a better reading. No longer 130 but 90-100.)

    Opened yesterday and had a non-operable pump. Replaced it and now working. Pool has been running for about an hour and here are our numbers:

    CYA: 0
    FC: 3
    PH: 7.2
    TA: 90-100

    Didn't test CH as that doesn't appear to be an issue for vinyl...(right???)

    So my first step is to tackle CYA and raise to 30.

    1. Do you suggest any other goals at this point? PH is a little low but I'm assuming PH will go up on its own overtime but I may need to work on TA.

    2. I always do a SLaM when opening and an overnight chlorine test but don't I first have to wait for CYA to reach measurable levels?
    25,000 gal
    Sand filter
    IG
    Vinyl
    1 horsepower pump (don't know flow rate)
    14 years

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    Re: Opening numbers

    You can being the SLAM immediately after adding the CYA. Don't test for it just yet, just assume it's there at the level you added it for. You can test for it in a few days. pH is close enough, don't adjust.

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    Re: Opening numbers

    Low CH is not a problem for vinyl. High CH can still risk scaling. You should test it even if you never add any.
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