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    Had water tested at pool store for 1st time

    So I thought I'd bring a water sample to the pool store and get it tested just to compare to my results.....


    My Results
    FC 2.5
    CC 0
    pH 7.5
    TA 70
    CYA 40

    Pool Store Results

    FCL 1.88
    TCL 2.06 (what is this?)
    pH 7.58
    TA 88
    CH 140
    CYA 38


    They everything is OK, except I need to add 4 lbs. of Hardness, I'm not sure if that is right or not? But I know that my FC is too low, their range is 1-3 ppm.....wouldn't people have algae ALL THE TIME if they went with that range?
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    Re: Had water tested at pool store for 1st time

    pool stores don't account for the CYA, the just test it...
    the 1-3 ppm FC is for non-stabilized pools, and it works fine; just impossible to maintain FC on a sunny day or even for a short weekend vacation!
    don't worry about adding hardness- not needed in vinyl pools!
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    Re: Had water tested at pool store for 1st time

    Once you get your FC up in the 3-5ppm range, those are VERY nice numbers, indeed!

    How does your water look?
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    Re: Had water tested at pool store for 1st time

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Once you get your FC up in the 3-5ppm range, those are VERY nice numbers, indeed!

    How does your water look?

    Thanks & the water looks great.
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    Re: Had water tested at pool store for 1st time

    Quote Originally Posted by oasis1
    But I know that my FC is too low, their range is 1-3 ppm.....wouldn't people have algae ALL THE TIME if they went with that range?
    Yea... And, if people don't have algae all the time, how are pool stores going to sell you algaecides, phosphate removers and other chemicals to control it... Hmmmmm?

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    Re: Had water tested at pool store for 1st time

    I'm impressed though...overall those test result are not too far off from your own.

    TCL would be Total chlorine = FC+CC
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