Test results - first time opening using TFP method

LoraT

Bronze Supporter
May 24, 2016
40
Owensboro, KY
I started using the TFP method pretty early on last summer. IT. IS. AWESOME!!!!!! However, this is my first time opening without the "help" of my local pool store. Here are my readings:

FC - 0
CC - .5
CYA - 30
TA - 70
PH - 7.5
CH - 125

I added enough liquid chlorine per pool math to bring my chlorine up to 4 ppm. I am wondering if I should bring it up to shock level since my CC reading showed a .5. Water is crystal clear - only had about 1,000 worms to vacuum out! If I don't need to shock, should I go ahead and add MA to bring my PH level up to 7.8?

Thanks!
 

Richard320

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 6, 2010
20,401
San Dimas, CA (LA County)
Acid will lower pH, and yours is fine right where it is anyway.

Just vacuum and brush and maintain FC. When you're confident it isn't going to go south on you, then raise the CYA a little.
 

LoraT

Bronze Supporter
May 24, 2016
40
Owensboro, KY
Acid will lower pH, and yours is fine right where it is anyway.

Just vacuum and brush and maintain FC. When you're confident it isn't going to go south on you, then raise the CYA a little.
Thanks so much for your quick reply. Will continue cleaning & monitoring :D
 

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