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    Is it OK ? I am a new owner of pool ...

    I bought a house with a beautiful pool . After played twice last week , I begin to double about water quality. Today I get some tester ... Who can help to read ?


    Thanks a lot .


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    Re: Is it OK ? I am a new owner of pool ...

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    We at TFP teach people to maintain their pools based on one critical thing: accurate test results. Unfortunately, test strips like you have do not qualify as accurate and are really not much better than guessing. If you want to take control of your pool and prevent problems, I highly recommend you invest in one of the Recommended Test Kits. The K-2006 might be your only option given your location north of the border.


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    Trying to read test strips in person is a guess at best. Trying to read them on a pic on who knows what kind of display is a disaster. Your best interpretation is the best you can hope for. But, it isn't very good unfortunately.
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    Re: Is it OK ? I am a new owner of pool ...

    Ok, just purchased K2006 ... Will arrive next week ...

    Stop swimming now on ...

    Any other thing to do ? Thx .


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    It is safe to swim when
    FC is above minimum for your CYA so the pool is sanitary
    FC is below shock level for your CYA, FC/CYA Chart
    PH Is between 7.2 and 7.8
    Water is clear
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    k2006 arrived


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    Re: Is it OK ? I am a new owner of pool ...

    I should start by this ?


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    Re: Is it OK ? I am a new owner of pool ...

    Do each test in order. FC, CC, then pH, TA, CH, and then CYA

    Post the results and we can go from there.
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    Re: Is it OK ? I am a new owner of pool ...

    Hey nice kit- the general order to perform the tests is

    FC
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    pH
    TA
    CH
    CYA- should be performed on a sunny day, back to the sun at waist height

    It is the same order on the test instructions. Post your results for us to look at if you like.
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    Thanks, here is first step result .
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    Re: Is it OK ? I am a new owner of pool ...

    When I completed first test , the water turned to colorless. And after minutes , it turned to pink again!? Is it correct ?


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    Re: Is it OK ? I am a new owner of pool ...

    Did you add the powder and it turned clear straight up (before adding R-0871)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezza View Post
    Did you add the powder and it turned clear straight up (before adding R-0871)?
    I am sure for that .


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    Re: Is it OK ? I am a new owner of pool ...

    Test 2: PH7.8


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    Re: Is it OK ? I am a new owner of pool ...

    Quote Originally Posted by bestman View Post
    When I completed first test , the water turned to colorless. And after minutes , it turned to pink again!? Is it correct ?


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    It is normal, it does that- all it counts is the immediate color change. You're quite low on chlorine and your CC is high- what are pH & CYA numbers?
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    Re: Is it OK ? I am a new owner of pool ...

    That would then mean no FC or chlorine in the pool -can you post up your full test results?
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    Re: Is it OK ? I am a new owner of pool ...

    Test 3: Total Alkalinity 110PPM


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    Test 4: Calcium Hardness Test:390ppm
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    Test 5 : Cyanuric Acid Test: 35or9?
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