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    Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

    Leslie's Pool advised that I treat my 25000 G chlorine pool for exceptionally hiigh amount of Total Dissolved Solids?

    Any recommendations?

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    Re: Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

    Hello and welcome to TFP! TDS - ignore their response .. and probably many others they give you. Stay away from the pool stores, they'll only give you bad advice. Test your own water with a TF-100 or Taylor K-2006C (link below). Spend some time reviewing the other links you see below in my signature and you'll be in much better shape.

    By the way ... here's a good discussion on TDS: What is TDS?

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    Re: Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

    Welcome to TFP

    The best recommendation is to stop listening to them, spend a couple days looking around TFP...

    The #1 best money spent for you and your pool is a test kit, TDS has nothing to do other then tell you have much stuff is dissolved in your pool..
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    Re: Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

    Yes, my recommendation is to stop going to Leslies.
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    Re: Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

    TDS is a "scare tactic" sales model used by many pool stores. As many things both good and bad contribute to the TDS number it by itself is meaningless.
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