Ready for Salt ?? Test Results

jack@eztrakr.com

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Apr 12, 2009
26
New York, Texas
Test results are as follows:

FC - .5
CC - .5
TC - 1.0
pH - 7.5
TA - 100
CH - 50
CYA - 40

Am I ready to put salt in the pool? I have 800# sitting on the coping and another 200# in reserve.

Thanks ...

Jack
 

dmanb2b

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Apr 4, 2009
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Your ready to add salt as it will not affect any of your numbers, but before you just dump it in you may want to test your current salt level as you will likely not be starting at zero.

to add... if you will be using a SWG you may want to lower TA to 70-80 and increase your CH level, since you have a gunite pool.
 

jparr

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Jun 12, 2010
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dmanb2b said:
Your ready to add salt as it will not affect any of your numbers, but before you just dump it in you may want to test your current salt level as you will likely not be starting at zero.

to add... if you will be using a SWG you may want to lower TA to 70-80 and increase your CH level, since you have a gunite pool.
Oh yeah, test beforehand. I purchased salt and a salt test kit yesterday, assuming my starting salt level would be rather low. Turns out it was 1400ppm!
 

dmanb2b

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um...just read you sig... :nopic:

Let's see that pool :goodjob: welcome to TFP...given the neg edge you will likely experience frequent PH rise...keeping TA at even 60-70 will help tackle that issue.
 

dmanb2b

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mynewpool said:
I also think for a CYA of 40 your FC is very low. I am sure others will be along to expand.

great catch :goodjob: Raise your fc to at least 3-4ppm for now....if you are aiming to use your SWG, you'll want your CYA at around 70ppm.
 
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