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    my test results and closing pool

    Hi all, I am fairly new to pool ownership (well at least a large pool)...I just took some tests today on my pool with my TF-100 test kit, and wanted to post them, to see what I would need to do yet to close it up for the season.

    09/24/09
    Temp = 68F
    FC = 4.5
    CC = 0
    pH = 7.6
    T/A = 320
    CH = 180
    CYA = 40

    I know my alk and CH are still a bit high, and I've been aerating to bring down the CH..and it's been working. Any thoughts??

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    Re: my test results and closing pool

    I would focus on lowering your TA to at least 120 to avoid PH rise in the off season, then follow the closing your pool instructions in pool school. The lowering your TA instructions are also described in detail in pool school.
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    Re: my test results and closing pool

    Hi, Dan,

    Are you aware of the static electricity issues with the TA test?

    If your R-0010 drops appear smaller than the drops from the other bottles or they seam to "jump" off the droper tip, wipe the dropper tip with a damp cloth every two or three drops and that will fix that issue. Your TA will test much lower.
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    Re: my test results and closing pool

    Quote Originally Posted by flyweed
    I know my alk and CH are still a bit high, and I've been aerating to bring down the CH..and it's been working. Any thoughts??
    I agree with Dave on checking for static on the TA test and then post back.

    Aerating does not bring down CH. Only water replacement reduces CH.
    The recommended level of CH for vinyl is 50 - 300, so you are fine with a CH of 180.

    Aeration raises your pH and your pH is perfect.
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    Re: my test results and closing pool

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Hi, Dan,

    Are you aware of the static electricity issues with the TA test?

    If your R-0010 drops appear smaller than the drops from the other bottles or they seam to "jump" off the droper tip, wipe the dropper tip with a damp cloth every two or three drops and that will fix that issue. Your TA will test much lower.
    (Pssst, Dave, it's actually the R-0009 that has the static issue; R-0010 is the first part of the CH test.)
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    Re: my test results and closing pool

    Could anyone tell me what my shock level should be? currently my FC is sitting at 4.5....I want to go ahead and shock my pool and get it closed up for the season.

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    Re: my test results and closing pool

    It depends on your CYA level. YOu can find that relationship in Pool School in the FC/CYA chart.
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    Re: my test results and closing pool

    My CYA is currently 40 ppm...so according to the chart I need to take it up to 16 ppm FC....so the pool calculator says this would be 611 oz of 6% bleach....I just want to be sure, I am using the calculator correctly.

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    Re: my test results and closing pool

    Quote Originally Posted by flyweed
    My CYA is currently 40 ppm...so according to the chart I need to take it up to 16 ppm FC....so the pool calculator says this would be 611 oz of 6% bleach....I just want to be sure, I am using the calculator correctly.
    Hi Dan

    If your pool is 27700 gallons it looks like you've got the numbers right. Happy shocking
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