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    Need some assistance.

    Went to pool store to have my water tested and the results are different than mine.

    Test Store My Test Kit
    FC 2 <.5
    TC 2 <.5
    PH 7.2 6.8
    TA 90 50
    CYA 80

    The only thing done between their test and mine was I added Pool Perfect Weekly (Their suggestion) about 30 minutes before I used the test kit.

    Question:
    1) Did the Pool Perfect bring the readings down?
    2) Should I trust my readings over the store readings?
    Pool Details - 20,000 Gallon Chlorine, IG, Dark Pebble Finish, Cartridge Filters

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    Re: Need some assistance.

    What test kit are you using?

    If it's a recommended test kit, trust your results over the pool store any and every day of the week. I would get your pH up as soon as you can and get more FC in your pool. Have you tested your CYA with your kit?

    FYI... pho$phate removers are not necessary at all in a pool that's properly sanitized with chlorine.
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    Re: Need some assistance.

    I have a basic kit that does not test for CYA. I need to invest in a good kit. Any recommendations?
    Pool Details - 20,000 Gallon Chlorine, IG, Dark Pebble Finish, Cartridge Filters

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    Re: Need some assistance.

    Check out this link to recommended test kits: Pool School - Test Kits Compared

    The best test kit you can buy in terms of the tests you need AND value is the TF-100 from TFTestkits.net (see the link in my signature). The K-2006 from Taylor is a good second choice, just not as many of the reagents that are needed.
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    Re: Need some assistance.

    Thanks
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    Re: Need some assistance.

    If you follow along here, there are a couple good ones, as folks here will tell you, a good test kit is not an expense, but an investment. The TF100 or Taylor K2006 are both great pieces, important to use FAS-DPD chlorine test, for better accuracy

    http://tftestkits.net/TF-100-Test-Kit-p4.html

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