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    OTO test off the charts

    My pool seems recovered from a recent algae bloom. I haven't yet received my test kit so went through 5 days of adding considerable amounts of bleach, and filtering 24 hours a day. The water has been very clear for a couple of days so I figure most of the Chlorine will now be FC instead of CC?

    I stopped adding bleach 2 days ago. All I've got at the moment is the little OTO kit that came with the pool. Day before yesterday it was the color of a blood orange. Yesterday, a medium-dark orange.

    I know this is probably beyond the accuracy of the test, but given the above conditions am I safe to let it continue trending down for a couple of more days? I imagine I'll have the full test kit sometime this week. I just don't want to lose any ground in the meantime. On the other hand I don't want to be over-chlorinating my wife!
    Location - Vallejo, CA
    Above-ground Intex 15'x42" with standard pump & cartridge filter
    solar cover

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    Re: OTO test off the charts

    There can still be a dark orange color on the OTO and have CC's present.....any idea when your test kit will arrive?
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: OTO test off the charts

    Ah, it arrived today.

    FC 37
    CC 0
    TC 37
    PH 7.2
    T/A 170
    CH 120
    CYA 30

    At least I'm not flying blind anymore. Glad I found this site!
    Location - Vallejo, CA
    Above-ground Intex 15'x42" with standard pump & cartridge filter
    solar cover

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    Re: OTO test off the charts

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    After 2 days? How much bleach did you add?

    Are you using the Pool Calculator to determine proper dosing? Because with a CYA of 30, your shock level is only about 12. You may experience fading of your vinyl.

    Yes, you're gonna love your new kit.

    So when you feel ready, your TA high. Read about lowering TA in pool school. Youre PH is at the low end. Lowering TA requires Muratic Acid and aeration, so you'll need a source for aeration. Where are you located/when is your pool season over? Because if you're almost done, I wouldn't do any adjusting now if you're only going to drain it.

    Can you add your pool equipment and specs to your Signature.... go to the User Control Panel, top left, and then Profile, and then Edit Signature. I had to search your posts to find where you have an Intex pool. This way it helps responders answer questions better, without having to search to find your information.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: OTO test off the charts

    Thanks fpm,

    I think I counted 8 bottles of various sizes in our recycle bin.

    Now that I know my numbers, I can use the calculator

    We're in Vallejo, CA. we've got a bit more warm weather and I'm considering some solar to extend. I would like to make the season as long as possible because water workouts are very beneficial for my wife.
    Location - Vallejo, CA
    Above-ground Intex 15'x42" with standard pump & cartridge filter
    solar cover

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