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    Same here Complete newbie II with brand new pool. Please help me get started!

    Hello everyone,

    I have been lurking on this site for some time learning how to manage my new pool.
    A lot of GREAT INFO on this site!
    Thought it was time to "Jump In" with some questions. Hope I do this posting correctly as I have never posted before.
    Do you manage the PH, TA, and CH to get to a balanced CSI, and then manage your FC?
    Which do you start with first if/when the balance gets out of adjustment?

    My reading from today
    FC-7.2
    CC-.2
    PH-7.6
    TA-90
    CH-210
    CYA-50
    Calculated CSI/PoolMath -0.17
    Houston, TX. / 18'x36' IG 23,000 gal / 18'x6' SunShelf / Radiant Fusion Blue Diamond pebble / 1 in floor suction / 2 skimmers / 4 jet returns / Clearwater OzonMAX OZ-50 / Cyclone 50 pre-filtration / Hayward C200S SwimClear CTG / Hayward Tristar 2hp VS Digital control / Hayward Tristar 2hp pump for 3 fountains & 2 bubblers / Aquanaut 450 / Taylor K-2006C / SpeedStir

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    Re: Same here Complete newbie II with brand new pool. Please help me get started!

    You are going to want to know your CYA as well.
    35,000 Gal. - 40x20x8 - Plaster - SWG Pentair IC 60 - Barracuda G3 Vacuum - Hayward c1750 Cartridge Filter - Blue Torrent VS 1.5hp pump - Pool is 45 years old.

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    Re: Same here Complete newbie II with brand new pool. Please help me get started!

    Philo,
    thanks,
    I did have my CYA just forgot to post it
    I updated my original post
    CYA-50
    Houston, TX. / 18'x36' IG 23,000 gal / 18'x6' SunShelf / Radiant Fusion Blue Diamond pebble / 1 in floor suction / 2 skimmers / 4 jet returns / Clearwater OzonMAX OZ-50 / Cyclone 50 pre-filtration / Hayward C200S SwimClear CTG / Hayward Tristar 2hp VS Digital control / Hayward Tristar 2hp pump for 3 fountains & 2 bubblers / Aquanaut 450 / Taylor K-2006C / SpeedStir

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    Re: Same here Complete newbie II with brand new pool. Please help me get started!

    TC,

    Welcome to TFP.. A great place to find the answers to all your pool management questions....

    Sorry, you have been hanging around here too long, because all your numbers look pretty good to me...

    The main key to the TFP process is to always.... always keep your FC and CYA relationship per this chart... FC/CYA Chart

    The next key is keeping the pH in range, and as part of that making sure TA says above 50 or 60.. You should not change TA just to match some number on a chart.. Unless way high or way too low. Just keep after pH and TA will take a back seat..

    Never let you CYA get over 50 for a non-saltwater pool, if you can help it..

    Your CH is a little low but I suspect that it will come up on its own.. If you want you can bring it up to 250 but no rush.

    Thanks for posting... or was that just you bragging about your good numbers...

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2, added small 3 person Caldera Spa.

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    Re: Same here Complete newbie II with brand new pool. Please help me get started!

    fc is based on your cya level
    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart
    then let your ph rise determine your ta level that slows the rise
    a slightly higher ph will be easier to hold
    then adjust ph, ta, calcium to get happy csi
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    are you taking care of your pool or is the poolshop taking care of you

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    Re: Same here Complete newbie II with brand new pool. Please help me get started!

    Not bragging at all.
    Wanting to make sure Im on the right path to a TFP.
    Ya, my CYA is high because the PB put in a lot of stabilizer at pool startup along with chlorine pucks.
    The stabilizer ended up in the cyclone filter and I emptied it out after a lot of reading on this AWESOME site.
    My CYA has been a 50 for some time and I am now using liquid chlorine.
    I found the FC/CYA chart some time ago and have it printed out and in my test kit along with the TFP recommended guidelines.

    For the CSI am I correct in you want to always be in balance?
    Houston, TX. / 18'x36' IG 23,000 gal / 18'x6' SunShelf / Radiant Fusion Blue Diamond pebble / 1 in floor suction / 2 skimmers / 4 jet returns / Clearwater OzonMAX OZ-50 / Cyclone 50 pre-filtration / Hayward C200S SwimClear CTG / Hayward Tristar 2hp VS Digital control / Hayward Tristar 2hp pump for 3 fountains & 2 bubblers / Aquanaut 450 / Taylor K-2006C / SpeedStir

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    Re: Same here Complete newbie II with brand new pool. Please help me get started!

    TC,

    If you stay with the basic TFP guidelines, the CSI should be ok, but it never hurts to double check...

    Any CSI between +.6 and -.6 is "ok"... +.3 and -.3 is "better" and -0 is perfect... But I really don't focus on the CSI unless it is really out of range for some weird reason.

    Thanks,

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2, added small 3 person Caldera Spa.

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