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    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Leipsic, Ohio

    Newbie looking for info

    Just looking for water testing info. Would like peoples opinion on what I should be striving for on water chemistry? FC,TA,CYA,PH,CH,Salt and Borate levels? Have 10-12 hours of sunlight normally, average of 80-100 degree days and no shade on pool,and pool is in wide open area.
    12,000 gal. 24' x48"AGP, hayward power-flo lx 1Hp. pump Hayward S244T 24" sand filter system.
    use BBB method and love it!

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Newbie looking for info

    Check out Pool School in the upper right of the page
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Newbie looking for info

    As Dave said, you need to read all of Pool School but sepcifically This article. Learning to use the Pool Calc is also a good thing to do.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

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    Re: Newbie looking for info

    You've come to the right place. As everyone has said, read Pool School, then bookmark the Clorine/CYA Chart there and The Pool Calculator.

    Then come back here and ask any questions that you have.

    Our first questions to you will be ..... What are your test values now? How are you testing to get those values?
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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