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    Aug 2016
    simi valley

    Test Results

    Hello, I recently purchased a LaMontte ColorQ 11. I did this because I fired my pool guy because he was not doing what he said he was going to do and he was not truthful. Anyway My TDS and Calcium Hardness was through the roof. So I did a total drain of my pool and I have it balanced. I have taken my reading and a bottle of test water to my local Leslie's Pool Supply. My readings and Leslie's readings differ a bit and was wondering who I should trust. They said my PH was 8.0 with a demand of 3 I got 7.8. They said my Calcium Hardness was 210 Im getting 325. Who should I trust ? I checked and rechecked with my CQ11 and get consistent results.
    In Ground, Pebble Sheen, 20,000 Gallons, Pentair Cartridge filters, ClearSwim Ionizer (regret this chlorine pool now ) I live in Southern California

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    May 2015
    Dallas Ga

    Re: Test Results

    Welcome to TFPC! We are glad you are here.

    It's too bad that you hadn't found us sooner, The LaMotte kit is not one of the ones that we recommend because of issues with calibration. We only recommend test kits with Taylor reagents like the TF-100 from or the Taylor K-2006C

    The other thing is we NEVER recommend pool $tore testing. Except for metal testing and even then it's a last resort.

    I would strongly recommend that you read the following pages:
    Pool School - Getting Started
    Pool School - Pool School
    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    Then come back with any questions you may have. We will be here to help you as you learn to take control of your pool care.
    Bob - Palm Beach by San Juan Pools. approx 5000 gals Pentair 320 cartridge filter (all new guts installed by me) Goldline SWG Intermec 104 TImer Test kit K-2006-C

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