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    Finally Got my test Kit in the mail

    Well I finally got my TF-100 test kit and tested my pool. I am still working on how many gallons my pool holds.

    Below are my results of the test.

    PH = 7.8
    Cl = 2
    BR=4

    FC=2.5
    CC= 0

    CH= 175ppm
    TA= 100
    CYA= 40

    I have also included a pic.
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    Re: Finally Got my test Kit in the mail

    Awesome job getting and using a wonderful test kit! GOOD JOB!

    Pool School - Recommended Levels

    As you can see from this link your numbers look pretty good!

    Your CH is low for a plaster pool.

    Your FC is a tad low as well.

    Here is another link to help you know what to buy to adjust your levels.

    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals


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    Re: Finally Got my test Kit in the mail

    Thanks Kim,
    I know nothing about pools, but learning a lot more thanks to this

    Also since my other levels are ok,
    How often should I add bleach & run the pump?

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    Re: Finally Got my test Kit in the mail

    You need to get the FC up ASAP. See: Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart

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    Re: Finally Got my test Kit in the mail

    You add bleach/chlorine daily. I add mine in the evening after the sun is off the pool. I do this so the FC is able to do it's work without the sun taking any of it. The pump has to run for at least 30 mins to mix it in good.

    I am going to post a few more links. I hope they help. If you have ANY questions PLEASE feel free to ask them. The links are just to guide you.

    Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule

    Pool School - Determine Pump Run Time

    Now I am going to post THE main reading you should do to make sure you know the whys and hows things are done/said here on TFP.

    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    This should keep you busy for a few minutes! LOL

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    Re: Finally Got my test Kit in the mail



    I would be skeptical of that CH reading in Phoenix unless the pool is filled from a water softener. Did you run the CH test until the sample turned sky blue, or just changed from that reddish color to something more like indigo?

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    Re: Finally Got my test Kit in the mail

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post


    I would be skeptical of that CH reading in Phoenix unless the pool is filled from a water softener. Did you run the CH test until the sample turned sky blue, or just changed from that reddish color to something more like indigo?

    https://www.youtube.com/user/TF100TestKit/videos

    Thanks for the youtube videos.

    I tested it again this morning and my CH = 275 ppm.

    And our house does have a water softener. But I am not sure if it is filled from it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    You add bleach/chlorine daily. I add mine in the evening after the sun is off the pool. I do this so the FC is able to do it's work without the sun taking any of it. The pump has to run for at least 30 mins to mix it in good.

    I am going to post a few more links. I hope they help. If you have ANY questions PLEASE feel free to ask them. The links are just to guide you.

    Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule

    Pool School - Determine Pump Run Time

    Now I am going to post THE main reading you should do to make sure you know the whys and hows things are done/said here on TFP.

    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    This should keep you busy for a few minutes! LOL

    Kim (I look forward to your next question)

    Thanks kim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarianParoo View Post
    You need to get the FC up ASAP. See: Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart
    Will do. Thanks
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