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    Test Results

    Water is clear and sparkling...just testing for maintenance purposes. My alkalinity and pH seem a little on the low side. Should I adjust it or let it ride?

    FC - 2.5
    CC - 0
    TC - 2.5
    pH - 7.3
    TA - 60
    CH - 320
    CYA - 50
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    16,000 gal. IG - Plaster - Auto Chlorinator
    FNS 48 DE Filter - 2HP Centurion Pump (A.O. Smith)
    Hayward HeatPro Heat Pump - Polaris 360

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    Re: Test Results

    I'd bump The TA up with baking soda and add a lil borax and a good bit of bleach cuz your FC is too low for your CYA. If you check out pool school, there is a Chlorine/CYA chart there. It says your minimum FC should be 4 ppm, with a target FC of 6 ppm.

    Looks like CH is creepin up there too. You should keep an eye on it just in case it wants to rise on ya.

    But HEY! Your CYA looks PERFECT!
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    Re: Test Results

    Water is clear and sparkling
    Don't fix it if it ain't broke!!

    I would leave that pool alone except for maintaining your FC a little higher. Alk has a wide acceptable range and your pool seem to like 60....I'd stick with it.
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    Re: Test Results

    Are you using your Auto Chlorinator?
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: Test Results

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Are you using your Auto Chlorinator?
    For the time being, yes. I purchased all new chemicals just before I found this site. Once I use what I have, I plan to switch to the BBB method of chlorination.
    Pool Specs:
    16,000 gal. IG - Plaster - Auto Chlorinator
    FNS 48 DE Filter - 2HP Centurion Pump (A.O. Smith)
    Hayward HeatPro Heat Pump - Polaris 360

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    Re: Test Results

    Based on your #'s, I thought that was a possibility. Since you are using the auto chlorinator, the recommended level for TA is 100 to 120, and not below 100. So, bring it on up!

    You can find the recommended levels in Pool School.
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: Test Results

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Based on your #'s, I thought that was a possibility. Since you are using the auto chlorinator, the recommended level for TA is 100 to 120, and not below 100. So, bring it on up!

    You can find the recommended levels in Pool School.
    Good call, butterfly!

    If you don't bring the TA up a bit you will soon find that your pH and TA will crash really low!

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    Re: Test Results

    A conversation about negative CSI has been moved to The Deep End, in this topic. JasonLion
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