Just got new test kit. How do my numbers look ?


LifeTime Supporter
May 16, 2008
Hockessin, Delaware
Pool is almost 2 Years old. Gunite Pool 19,500 gallons. Here is my first test results. Pool just opened 2 days ago. Water 60 degrees.

Fc - 3.5
cc - 0
TC - 3.5
PH - 8.2
TA - 130
CH - 220
CYA - 20
Salt - 2830


Well-known member
Apr 22, 2008
Hello Gzelano
Welcome to TFP,i am just a nebbie and want to help a bit. but the pool gurus will probally be here soon. Your numbers don't look to bad, you could bring your cya up a little, [ salt 2830 means you have SWCG??] if so about 50 - 80 is acceptable with an FC of 3.5

Also looks like your TA is a bit to high as well, and seeing as the ph is up , it's a good opportunity for you to bring your TA down at the same time as well. Have look at this sticky in chemistry for a full explanation


also you could check your SWCG manual for correct salt level as you might have lost some in your last swim season. [ splashing or backwashing ]

Also if you list your pool details in your signature it really helps the experts help you.

anyway the pros will come along soon and help as well.

happy swims


Well-known member
Apr 22, 2008
Told you the they woul be here soon , hey Bear shouldn't you be asleep its 2.47 pm here and its a 12 hr time diff
are u dreaming pools or what.

Anyway Gelzano this site is great and they do try to help everyone
cudos to Waterbear and the rest of the team


TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
May 7, 2007
Silver Spring, MD
You want to bring your PH down. Try to keep PH between 7.2 and 7.8 at all times.

CYA should go up. CYA between 60 and 80 is best when using a SWG.

Then read the sticky waterbear suggested for the finer details.