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    Help with using calculator

    Hi...new to this forum....hoping you can hep. I just have a small 10 x 30 pool for my kids and only have the test strips that came with the pool maintenance kit...according to the test strips the free chlorine is at 0 and I need it between 1 and 3 (according to the strips). How do I use the calculator to determine how much chlorine to add?

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    Re: Help with using calculator

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Before we get into the calculator, I highly recommend you read this: Temporary/Seasonal Pool Guide

    You need to throw those strips away and get at least a basic drop based kit as mentioned in the guide above.

    For PoolMath, you just put your volume at the top, your current readings in the left column and your desired values in the right column. It will then tell you the amount of what chemical needs to be added to make that change. BUT .... please review that guide and some more of the information in
    Pool School. Start with these:
    ABCs of Water Chemistry
    Recommended Pool Chemicals
    How to Chlorinate Your Pool
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    Re: Help with using calculator

    Welcome to TFP!

    Where is nl? The Netherlands?

    +1 to reading the seasonal guide first. Here are the instructions for PoolMath, Pool School - PoolMath
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    Re: Help with using calculator

    Thanks everyone...I have been reading the pool guide and with your help the pool math makes sense now. I am in Newfoundland, Canada

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    Re: Help with using calculator

    That would be a handy thing to add to your location over there <------
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