Think I’m Ready!


Active member
Jan 22, 2022
Buford, GA
First I just wanted to say thx to this site, I’ve been managing my own chemicals and having a blast doing it!
Water isn’t warm enough for me yet (pool heater not installed yet) but my kids have started jumping in and loving it. Here’s my results from this evenings test:
FC: 4.5
Ph: 7.6
TA: 80
CH: 330
CYA: 60
Salt: 2800

I’m confident in everything except the CYA. I know I’m doing it as instructed but between February when I first started and now, my CYA results have been across the board. They were 100, now down to 60 today and I haven’t done anything, just rain and filling up for evaporation every week or two.

How are my numbers looking to some of you pros?

Texas Splash

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 22, 2014
Texas, San Antonio/Marion, South-Central Area
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool RJ-45 Plus
Those numbers look quite good. Hopefully your water is clear? Just be sure to keep the FC in the proper range as noted on the FC/CYA Chart. It wouldn't hurt to increase it just a bit. To help your SWG, you can add just a little bit of liquid chlorine to bump it up quickly by 2 - 3 ppm. As for the CYA test , stick with it. You'll get it. Overall though, very good. :goodjob:


Active member
Jan 22, 2022
Buford, GA
Ok that makes me feel a lot better then!!
Water is crystal clear!
My FC being on the lower end of the range, could it be because of the bright sunny day it comes down, and then my pump/SWG runs at night bringing it up to ~6-7 most days?
Yup salt was also on the low end too so I can grab a bag next visit to the pool store.
Thx all!!
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