My first solo test... results and question

dezufnoC

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Jul 11, 2021
5
Montreal, QC
Pool Size
14000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Hey peeps,

Just got my Taylor K-C and performed my first test after relying on neighborhood pool store for the first month.
Temp...-> 89 degrees
FC...-->6.0
TA...-->80
CYA...->30 (low)
pH...-> 7.8
CH...->225
SALT..->3600

Assuming the CYA is low because my pool has all sun and no shade for like 80% of the day.

So I was told when pool was finished to use a chlorine tablet in skimmer along with the SWG but this does not make sense to me. Any reason why this would be acceptable?
 

mknauss

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Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
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Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
The CYA is low because you have not added it to the pool. In your climate, add another 20-30 ppm using the sock method. Maintain FC in target range for your expected CYA level after adding.
There is no reason to put a puck in the skimmer. It is actually quite damaging unless you run the pump 24/7..
 

dezufnoC

Member
Jul 11, 2021
5
Montreal, QC
Pool Size
14000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
SOCK method and more reading... Got it Marty....thx. I do run my pump 24/7 though (in low speed) also as per instructions from pool builder.
 
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