Please check my numbers and let me know whats next

aaronhl

Active member
Jun 10, 2018
30
BRISTOL, CT
My first test with the TF1000

6/17/2018
(CH) = 5
(PH) = <6.8
(FC) = 6 ppm
(CC) = 1.5 ppm
(TC) = 7.5 ppm
(TA) = 0 ppm
(CYA) = 65 ppm
(CH) = did not test

I added a 1lbs. bag of power "shock" and 3 chlorine tablets to the skimmer basket about 2 hours before the test. Had the pump running since then. Only the floor had algae until I vacuumed and brushed it. Water was very clear before that and is still clear in the shallow end. Let me know what you think the next step should be. Thank you!!
 

aaronhl

Active member
Jun 10, 2018
30
BRISTOL, CT
OK Thanks for the info.
I think it was the TA test that turned pink right away so it indicated 0 TA?
According to the pool calcs, just to make sure I am using it correctly, do I need to add approx 18 lbs of regular baking soda to raise PH?
 

aaronhl

Active member
Jun 10, 2018
30
BRISTOL, CT
OK Cool I think I am getting a hang of it, great resources on this website.

The thing I am still not understanding is how do I know TA should be adjusted first. Since the chemicals compliment eachother, I still dont know the order of everything. So it's helpful knowing to start with TA
 

aaronhl

Active member
Jun 10, 2018
30
BRISTOL, CT
OK So I added baking soda and my TA is coming up. Making sure I do it a couple lbs at a time so I know what to expect. I remember having to do this when starting the pool last year...I remember the pool store selling me soda ash in a big tub. RIPOFF

As far as the SLAM part, looks like I will need to add 3 gallons of bleach to raise the FC from 6 to about 25. Does that sounds correct? And from there I just have to add bleach to maintain 24 FC (as long as I meet CC and OCLT)? I am just making sure the "SHOCK FC" level is what is being maintained or is the "target FC" after you hit the shock FC first?
 

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