First test results after slam.

joshua5438

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Mar 15, 2016
420
Easley, SC
#1
I have been letting my FC drop back to normal and finally did a full set of test results today. What are everyones opinions? My TA is a little up but my pH only rose 0.3 in three weeks. Should I just keep an eye on my pH for now or go ahead and try and lower my TA? I will post my before and after SLAM results..

Before SLAM (4/18/16)
FC-1.0
CC-1.5
pH-7.2
TA-80
CH-75
CYA-50

After SLAM (5/08/16)
FC-7.0
CC-0.0
pH-7.5
TA-100
CH-75
CYA-50

All that has been added to the pool since the slam started is 10% Liquid Chlorine. Any thoughts or suggestions is greatly appreciated.
 

joshua5438

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Mar 15, 2016
420
Easley, SC
#3
Trust me.. I have wanted to! Had a few colder days here and the water went from 76 to 64. Thats a bit too cold for me. haha. It was back up to 68 today so maybe in another week it will be around 78 again.
 

Mr Bruce

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Mar 24, 2014
2,091
Greenville, SC
#8
I'd just watch it and see what it does over time. If it gets below 7.2-7.3 I would raise it, if it drifted up close to 7.8 I would bump it down a bit. With a vinyl pool it may be happy with that TA and stay still.
 

pooldv

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Aug 10, 2012
24,978
DFW, TX
#9
PH needs to always be between 7.2 and 7.8 and ideally 7.5 to 7.8. TA at 100 might cause your PH to drift up. When it gets above 7.8 add acid to lower it to 7.5. This will slowly lower TA as well. It is fine to let your TA drop as low as 60 if that is where it ends up through acid additions to lower PH.
 

joshua5438

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Mar 15, 2016
420
Easley, SC
#10
Thanks for the responses! I wasn't sure how important keeping the TA between 70 and 90 was. If/when pH rises to 7.8 I will start fine tuning. Now if it would heat up.... I am ready to try this pool out! haha.
 

joshua5438

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Mar 15, 2016
420
Easley, SC
#13
That was quick... Thanks! Just added 3 quarts to get me back to 8. Do you use the FC on the K-1000 kit? Not sure that it would do my any good since it only goes up to 5? I guess I would know to add a certain amount once it hits 5 but wouldnt know until it was 5 or less.