FredW in Raleigh, NC

FredW

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Oct 13, 2010
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Raleigh, NC
New to the forum (thanks to Tim at Pool Harmony). I have been managing our neighborhood swim club for the past three summers. It has gone pretty well so far, but but a couple of chemistry challenges over the summer (disappearing CYA, CC build up) and a black algae problem prompted me to learn more. I bought the TF 100 kit last week and took some initial readings this morning.

FC 4
CC 0
ph 8.0
TA 130
CH 350
CYA 35
Temp 72 F

This is a seasonal pool that we keep blue. I will go to the threads with specific questions, but any thoughts on immediate adjustments would be welcome. Thanks for your help.
 

Bama Rambler

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Welcome to TFP.

The first thing you need to do is get the pH down in the mid to lower 7's. Your FC looks good, but I might bump it up to 5. Everything else looks good.
 

duraleigh

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Hey, Fred,

Welcome to the forum :lol: Yeah, get your pH on down for the winter (7.4 or so like bama said).

I personally like to use muriatic acid but others like dry acid as it's just a little easier to handle.
 

dmanb2b

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FredW said:
I bought the TF 100 kit last week and took some initial readings this morning.
Welcome to TFP Fred :wave: Probably could have driven to Dave's (Duraleigh) house to pick up that TF100 kit :lol: