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    HEAVY rain, dead bird, backwashed, here are my #s.

    We just had a huge rainstorm that dumped more than an inch of water into my already full pool. I went out to backwash some of the water and I took out the skimmer basket that was so thick with rose petals, leaves and a dead bird , now I need to adjust my numbers, but what do I adjust first?

    FC 6
    TC 6
    PH more than 7.5, less than 7.8
    TA 80
    CYA 45
    Salt 3390 (this is fine)

    My FC usually falls in the evening, but we have had a lot of clouds and rain for days, so no one has been swimming and the chlorine has been staying at 6. Should I have my FC lower?

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    Re: HEAVY rain, dead bird, backwashed, here are my #s.

    Looks fine to me. If you develop any cc's above .5 in the next day or two, go ahead and shock.

    What is your SWCG's recommendation for CYA? The normal for SWG pools is 60-60 so if yours doesn't recommend a lower number I'd consider upping the CYA.

    If the FC is holding then that's great!
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    Re: HEAVY rain, dead bird, backwashed, here are my #s.

    According to my AquaTrol, ideal range is:

    FC 1-3 (I've hardly ever have my FC lower than 4)
    PH 7.2-7.6
    TA 80-120
    CYA 60-80
    Salt 2700-3400

    I have not had to shock my pool since I started it up in May thanks to the SWG! I am thinking I need to lower my Ph, raise my CYA and maybe adjust my TA. The TA has been staying at 80, so maybe it is alright?

    What would I adjust first?
    I AM LOVING THE SALT WATER AND THE BBB METHOD! 15 yr old 15,300 gal ABG, with 5 yr old liner, 5 yr old AquaTrol SWG, S220T Hayward Sand Filter, 1 1/2 HP 2 speed Hayward Pump, TF100 Test Kit, 11 yr old grandson, 6 yr old grand-quads AND 4 year old triplet grandsons! ~ I AM HAVING FUN NOW!

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    Re: HEAVY rain, dead bird, backwashed, here are my #s.

    Raise your CYA to around 70 and leave everything else alone.
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    Re: HEAVY rain, dead bird, backwashed, here are my #s.

    Thank you Jason!

    I am going out to do that right now. Nancy
    I AM LOVING THE SALT WATER AND THE BBB METHOD! 15 yr old 15,300 gal ABG, with 5 yr old liner, 5 yr old AquaTrol SWG, S220T Hayward Sand Filter, 1 1/2 HP 2 speed Hayward Pump, TF100 Test Kit, 11 yr old grandson, 6 yr old grand-quads AND 4 year old triplet grandsons! ~ I AM HAVING FUN NOW!

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