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    Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    I had my water tested at the pool store a few days ago.
    Here are their results and their recommendations:
    Test Results their recommended range
    Free Chlorine 5.0 2.0-4.0
    Total Chlorine 5.0 2.0-4.0
    Combined Chlorine 0.0 0.0-0.1
    PH 7.8 7.2-7.8
    Hardness 100 ppm 175-350
    Alkalinity (with Stabilizer correction) 89 100-150
    Cyanuric Acid 70ppm 30-100
    Salt 2840

    They want me to add 8lb 8oz of Alkalinity Up, and 19lb 10oz of Calcium Up And 3lb of PH down

    I just finished testing the water, (I did test the CL an PH on the same day they did and had the same results)
    Today:
    CL 5
    PH 7.5
    Calcium Hardness 100
    FC 1
    CC 2
    TC 3
    Salt 2740
    CYA 70
    Alkalinity 12

    Should I add the stuff they suggested?
    I am on my way outside right now to add salt, any other suggestions?
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    Your CC is higher than your FC and that's not good. Your CC should be .5 or less, a good indication you need to shock.
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    The water is clear. The CL is 5 Do I still need to shock and should I add Calcium and Alkalinity UP? And PH down.

    PH is 7.5 which is within guidelines.??? I think?
    Elaine
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    I'm having trouble making out your results. Your CL is 5, but then you have your FC (Free Chlorine) 1, CC (Combined Chlorine) 2, TC (Total Chlorine) 3.

    FC + CC= TC, thus 1 + 2 = 3, So, I really don't know where the 5 is coming from. When your CC is .5 or higher it is a good indication that something is trying to take hold in the water, whether is be an algae bloom or something else. Maybe you just got your FC and CC results mixed up?
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    I will go retest right now. The CL 5 test is from the Taylor blue box. The other numbers are from the TF 100 test kit
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    Retested the Chlorine Drop Test
    FC 4.5
    CC .5
    TC 5.0
    Elaine
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    You should maintain your chlorine at 5ppm to 8ppm for a cya level of 70ppm . I would not worry about the calcium level it if fine for a vinyl liner.. Your PH is fine. is the alkalinity 12 0r 89 if it is 89 i would leave it alone.
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    Yep...calcium and Ph are just fine.
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    The alkalinity by the pool store is 89
    I forgot to multiply by 10 so mine would be 120

    I was working and hubby asked me 3 times about the water, so I started testing and daughter came in with dinner...etc

    Not to mention staying up working until 5:30 am last night so I could spend the day in the pool. I love the pool! The water temperature is 90
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    You don't need anything that they tried to sell you it is fine at 120 trust your results just mantain your chlorine between 5 and 8 ppm and enjoy the pool.
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    Shame on the pool store
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    I guess I will be making a trip back to the store! I spent $93 there! Although, 23 was for a handle for my whale tale!

    Thank you so much for responding! Yes, I am insecure about my results!
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    Well you will get $70.00 back and your chlorine is just fine i just noticed you have SWG.
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    The pool store results are almost always off it is in there best interest they get to sell you something ..Have you read Pool School if not do so it will save you alot of money over pool store chemicals.
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    You will learn to trust your own results, Don't worry. Sometimes I have to do it twice just to make sure. YEAH!! You're test results look great!
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    When I am testing, and someone comes near to talk to me, I start counting out loud, " seventeen, eighteen, nineteen...." They always get that they need to wait just a moment.
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by fsteve65
    The pool store results are almost always off it is in there best interest they get to sell you something ..Have you read Pool School if not do so it will save you alot of money over pool store chemicals.
    Have you read "Pool School"? There is a ton of info on there! So much to remember! I have copied and pasted a lot from there and printed it out. I have 8 pages, I carry around with me! lol

    I would love to have it simplified! Is there a spreadsheet with recommendations for amounts, and how often everything should be tested? I am working on one for myself, condensed to one page!

    This is the best site! I have learned everything I know from this site. (I know it doesn't seem like I know anything, but I do have a nice test kit and pool brush!)

    I know I need to read more, but right now I am staying busy with work. I photograph weddings and then spend the rest of the week processing images on the computer.
    Elaine
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    Shame on you!!

    You've found this forum, you've read the threads, and you still let yourself get pool-stored!

    Just for that, you have to brush all our pools.
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by anonapersona
    When I am testing, and someone comes near to talk to me, I start counting out loud, " seventeen, eighteen, nineteen...." They always get that they need to wait just a moment.
    I used that on my daughter tonight when she came in talking! Usually when I am trying to test the water no one is around. But tonight her and hubby thought they should talk to me.
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    Re: Pool water tested at store their recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Shame on you!!

    You've found this forum, you've read the threads, and you still let yourself get pool-stored!

    Just for that, you have to brush all our pools.
    LOL! I was afraid I might be doing something wrong! But mostly I went in there for a handle for my whale tail brush XL, that was recommended on this site! The handle that was on the skimmer wouldn't fit it and I couldn't figure out which to order online for it! It works great though now.

    I bought the stuff they recommended but was smart enough not to put it in the pool before I checked here first though!

    I don't mind brushing at all bring it on! That brush glides through the water! I did mine today!
    Elaine
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