How am I doing?

mamma2mooshy

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Jul 12, 2010
18
Long Island, NY
I just wanted someone to take a peak and tell me if I'm headed the right way.....Any input helpful - Thanks!


----Pool installed 10th and filled 11th, 1st chems in.

Test result for last 4 days: (oldest first)

12th:
78 degrees
FC 0
TC 2
PH 7.5
TA 80
CH 100
CYA 0

---eve: added cya 2.5lbs (for first time) and chlorine (not together)

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13th:
80 degrees
FC 4
TC 5
PH 6.8
TA 60
CH 100
CYA 20

---eve: added to up ph and ta (not together)

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14th:
81 degrees
FC 4
TC 5
PH 7.2
TA 80
CH 100
CYA 20

----eve: added to up ta

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15th:
79 degrees (ugh)
FC 5
TC 5
PH 7.0
TA 70
CH 100
CYA 20


It rained 2 inches on 13th & 14th (collective) - Is that why my ph & ta is wavering? I have to drain some water this afternoon.

So I guess, I'm looking for approval or criticism - how am I doing?

Thanks so much :-D
 

duraleigh

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With crystal clear water, you are doing great!!

I'm not sure why your pH has fluctuated some. Keep an eye on it over the next few days and, if it trends downward, get some 20 mule team Borax and bring it up to around 7.4-7.6

Your TA is fine, the test is only valid + or - 10ppm

I would suggest one thing....raise your CYA to 40-50ppm....you'll use a lot less chlorine.

Nice work! :lol:
 

mamma2mooshy

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Jul 12, 2010
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Long Island, NY
I want the cya up, but I thought I had to wait up to 5 days to "see" it all....should I put more in without waiting? I guess I got confused on that one :hammer: (If it matters, I used the sock method)
 

duraleigh

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I'm not sure I understand. Did you calculate a dosage of CYA larger than 20 and put it in the pool?