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Thread: Test results....... Is my pool ready to swim in?

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    brewtus's Avatar
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    May 2008
    Knuckle of the Thumb in Michigan

    Test results....... Is my pool ready to swim in?

    I finished converting from Baquacil to BBB this past weekend. Everything went smooth thanks to this forum!

    I have a 15x30 (approx 13000 gallons) above ground with a sand filter.

    These are my latest test results: (these are very similar to what I have had all week other than the FC and TA)

    FC - 5.0
    CC - <.5
    pH - 7.7
    CYA - 30 (this may increase yet, as I had 0 to start and added 4 lbs on Monday)
    TA - 150

    I think the FC is high because I tried to compensate for the rain in the forecast (which we never got!!!). The TA is high because I added Baking soda. After reading, I found, I should have added Borax instead.

    I have to top off the pool with water, about 3 inches, so maybe that will bring things (FC and TA) into range. I figure I'll let the hose splash into the pool and aim the return jet up to help.

    So, until I get the TA lower, is my pool safe to swim in?
    I don't know enough to even know what I need to know.

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    Sure, I don't see why not. Adding the 3 inches ofwater should help those numbers.... depends on your fill water.

    You may have to lower the ph/TA shortly tho.

    But go for a swim first!!!
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