We have just drained and refilled our pool and we have the Taylor 2006C test kit, but I opted to run down to NPS and have the water tested. We are just at the level now where we can start our pump.
NPS claims that their automated test system is very accurate, it is computer based instead of human based.
First question - Do people believe that the NPS computer water tests are accurate? Leslie's is right around the corner from me (they have purchased NPS) and its a pretty easy thing to run the water bottle down there for accurate reading. Or is it more accurate to run my own tests?
Pool is 33,000 gallons filled from our tap.
Next - here are the test results:
They are recommending 1qt of acid, run filter for 4 hours and then add chlorine.
Second Question: Does this sound right?
Last question - I have been using bleach, getting it at Home Depot, but Leslie's is selling their liquid chlorine 10% solution for just under $7.00 for 2 gallons, which is less than the bleach costs me. Is this OK to use for chlorine? I'm converting to a SWG system in about two weeks so hopefully I won't need much, but this seems like even less expensive than using bleach, I just want to make sure there is nothing in that product that will harm the pool.