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Zamsaf

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I tested my CYA just now and it is about 45-50. My chlorine was quite high this morning at or above 5. But it is quite sunny and hopefully it’ll go down.
 

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I haven't read this thread so I might be missing something.....
My chlorine was quite high this morning at or above 5. But it is quite sunny and hopefully it’ll go down.
That's not at all too high......what do you think it should go down to and why?
 

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You just added the CYA yesterday, right? I would wait a day and add some more CYA after that test.

FC is the chlorine level. Do not use the yellow OTO test for a chlorine level. It is a check in case you get a weird FC result. I have not used that test more than 3 times in 6 years.
 

Zamsaf

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You just added the CYA yesterday, right? I would wait a day and add some more CYA after that test.

FC is the chlorine level. Do not use the yellow OTO test for a chlorine level. It is a check in case you get a weird FC result. I have not used that test more than 3 times in 6 years.
Yes I added cya yesterday. Ok that make sense thanks for the clarification. I was using that everyday. So I just had my salt added and trying to figure out the percentage I should put my SWG on. Should I use that test everyday until I figure out the right percentage?
 

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You just added the CYA yesterday, right? I would wait a day and add some more CYA after that test.

FC is the chlorine level. Do not use the yellow OTO test for a chlorine level. It is a check in case you get a weird FC result. I have not used that test more than 3 times in 6 years.
Or if you’re weird like me and like to use up your reagents just so they run out evenly, you test it every time you test the pH, because hey, the comparator block is full of water and the reagent is right there in the box. 😂
 

mknauss

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It is a great idea to test FC often until you get your pool characteristics figured out.

To start, I would suggest you set the SWCG to create 4 ppm FC per day. I assume you do not have a screen enclosure.
 

Zamsaf

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I do have a screen enclosure. I’ll test again tomorrow for FC and CYA.

How do I get it to 4ppm per day? Is it just trial and error until i get it there?

Is the OTO PH test good? Should I test PH everyday?
 

mknauss

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With a screen enclosure (add that to your signature) you will have less FC loss. So start at 3 ppm FC.
What SWCG do you have? Need more information than you show in your signature. Is it a T9 or T15 cell?
The pH test is the one you use. No need to test pH everyday. Every few days should be fine. See what your pool needs are as you go along.
 

Zamsaf

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I have the T15 cell. I’m trying to figure out the percentage to run it on to keep the FC at 3ppm. I will add these to my signature once I get to a computer.