All the rain we've had left me with low borates and low CYA

gonefishin

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Apr 6, 2007
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Joliet, Il.
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Hi All,


We've recently had a good amount of rain in the last two months (July, August) which totaled 28.35". You could imagine that the pool was overflowing out the skimmer a few times. The whole time I stayed on top of my chlorine levels...but I should have thought to check my CYA, salt and borates sooner.

I finally checked my CYA which was previously (June) 32...after the July and August rains it was below 20! :shock: My salt levels were actually up from 1170 to 1560??? The sodium hypochlorite is supposed to leave some residual salt behind in the pool...but that much? I wonder about the accuracy of the strips...but it doesn't matter all that much because I'm thinking of going to a salt system anyway. Last check was for my Borates. I did check them after the July rains and they had gone down from 70ppm to 50ppm...after the August rains the strips showed it around 30ppm.

I know I should have checked the levels earlier...guess I have some chemicals to add :?

dan
 

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I wonder about the accuracy of the strips...but it doesn't matter all that much because I'm thinking of going to a salt system anyway.
Dan,

Do I read that correctly? You are using strips to test your water?
 

gonefishin

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duraleigh said:
I wonder about the accuracy of the strips...but it doesn't matter all that much because I'm thinking of going to a salt system anyway.
Dan,

Do I read that correctly? You are using strips to test your water?
:) yeah, you read that correctly.


I do use them for salt and boarates. The salt strips don't seem to bad. Otherwise I'm a reagent junkie :p