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    My testing number with my TF kit

    let me start out with so fat my water has been doing great with the basic kit I got form the PB.

    My chlorine was around 2.8 when the pool store guy told me to super chlorinate with my SWG and raise the output from 10% to at least 45% as we are getting hotter here.

    Well, my TC test went to dark orange to brown after and I knew the water was messed up.

    So I ordered a TF-100 kit and here are my numbers today:

    FC 23.5
    CC O
    pH 7.4
    TA 110
    CH 325
    CYA 60

    Turned the SWG to 0% to get the TC down and will test every other day.

    any suggestions?

    Thanks
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    Re: My testing number with my TF kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Gio
    let me start out with so fat my water has been doing great with the basic kit I got form the PB.

    My chlorine was around 2.8 when the pool store guy told me to super chlorinate with my SWG and raise the output from 10% to at least 45% as we are getting hotter here.

    Well, my TC test went to dark orange to brown after and I knew the water was messed up.

    So I ordered a TF-100 kit and here are my numbers today:

    FC 23.5
    CC O
    pH 7.4
    TA 110
    CH 325
    CYA 60

    Turned the SWG to 0% to get the TC down and will test every other day.

    any suggestions?

    Thanks
    Wait.

    Knowing that you killed anything in the water ought to bring some peace of mind.
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    Re: My testing number with my TF kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Gio
    let me start out with so fat my water has been doing great with the basic kit I got form the PB.

    My chlorine was around 2.8 when the pool store guy told me to super chlorinate with my SWG and raise the output from 10% to at least 45% as we are getting hotter here.

    Well, my TC test went to dark orange to brown after and I knew the water was messed up.

    So I ordered a TF-100 kit and here are my numbers today:

    FC 23.5
    CC O
    pH 7.4
    TA 110
    CH 325
    CYA 60

    Turned the SWG to 0% to get the TC down and will test every other day.

    any suggestions?

    Thanks
    Knowing that you killed anything in the water ought to bring some peace of mind.
    LMAO! I know that! Well, I gotta drain the pool a bit today from all the rain. But I will keep the SWG off until its normal again.

    BTW, the water is CRYSTAL clear!
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    Re: My testing number with my TF kit

    Yeah, just leave it off till it drops.
    In the future "superchlorinate" with bleach, you're swg cell will last longer.
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    Re: My testing number with my TF kit

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    In the future "superchlorinate" with bleach, you're swg cell will last longer.
    Even with a SWG? 2 different styles of chlorine wont matter?
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    Re: My testing number with my TF kit

    Mixing chlorine from bleach with chlorine from the SWG is just fine.

    The issue with shocking is that shocking is faster and uses less chlorine if the FC level comes up quickly. A SWG can't bring the FC level up quickly, it is designed to add chlorine slowly and steadily. If you have algae, the SWG and the algae go back and forth for some time before the FC level gets high enough, if it ever gets high enough. Using bleach you can raise the FC level very quickly, which kills the algae off sooner and with less total chlorine.
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    Re: My testing number with my TF kit

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Mixing chlorine from bleach with chlorine from the SWG is just fine.

    The issue with shocking is that shocking is faster and uses less chlorine if the FC level comes up quickly. A SWG can't bring the FC level up quickly, it is designed to add chlorine slowly and steadily. If you have algae, the SWG and the algae go back and forth for some time before the FC level gets high enough, if it ever gets high enough. Using bleach you can raise the FC level very quickly, which kills the algae off sooner and with less total chlorine.
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