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Mar 5, 2017
24
Floresville, Tx
#1
I just tested my pool after a few weeks off. The number are off the chart.
Cl 16
Cc 3
Tc 17.5
Alk 220
Cya 85
Ph 7.8

I'm trying to get the hang of all of this but am lost with the numbers. Please help.
 
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Mar 5, 2017
24
Floresville, Tx
#4
I have the tf-100. I have only had a float with chlorine tabs in it. Had the pool installed in November and haven't been in it yet.
I want to start using bleach instead of the tabs. I know my calcium is super high but the pool is crystal clear.
 

madwil

Well-known member
May 2, 2011
370
lebanon tn
#5
With your cya 85 you need to quit the pucks now. Is already going to be tough if you need to slam. That amount might be needed k in Texas as long as you monitor the fc closely and keep it up based on cya chart
 

YippeeSkippy

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LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
9,233
Evans, Georgia
#6
Ok, your CYA (stabilizer) is really high because of the pucks you used. What is your calcium level, its not listed.
When you list your test results please do so like this in order. It helps us read them quickly and we're all speaking the same lingo.

FC
CC
pH
TA
CH
CYA

The only way to lessen calcium and CYA in the pool is to drain some water out and refill. Is that an option you can do?

Yippee :flower:
 

YippeeSkippy

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
9,233
Evans, Georgia
#8
STOP using pucks!! Start using liquid chlorine/bleach instead.

You need to consider draining some water (about 1/2) and refilling to lower those high levels of CYA and Calcium.

PoolMath is an app that helps you determine how much of something to add, or how much water to change out. You can find it at the top of this page.

Yip :flower:
 
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Mar 5, 2017
24
Floresville, Tx
#9
Thanks. I guess I will drain some in the near future. It is starting to make sense now. I will never use pucks again. I didn't think anything was wrong since the water was so clear but upon reading I saw where the pucks contain calcium. I had more then I should have since we were not in it all winter. I guess it is my fault. I went from a 5000 gallon saltwater pool to this huge 30000 gallon monster. Thanks again. Any advice is good advice.