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    My first test results with the K2006. Is this OK?

    Hi again...I finally got my K2006 test kit...and here are my results:

    FC=1.8
    CC=0.4
    PH=7.2
    TA=90
    CH=110
    CYA=60 (This is good since it was up to 90 just a week ago)...

    PoolCalc says add 1 gallon bleach, add 4lbs bromax, add 2lbs Baking Soda...
    And here's my concern:
    It says add 28lbs of Calcium Chloride to deal with the calcium hardness. It's WAY too low now...but your pool school guide says if it's a vinyl liner I shouldn't bother with this. But isn't this so low that it could corrode the pipes and pool equipment?

    I should note that when I was testing, the color didn't turn dark blue at this reading...It was just a light blue at 11 drops x 10 = 110. Should I have continued until the blue was a darker shade? I kept adding 5 more drops but it was staying the same light blue. Was I doing this tight?

    What do you suggest? SHould I actually add 28lbs of calcium chloride? Where do I even buy that much? Is it in liquid form?
    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks!
    21,000 Gallons; Filter: Hayward DE 4820 Filter; In Ground Pool; Vinyl Liner; Hayward Super Pump...Don't know flow rate; Approx. 5 years old (by previous owners), New Jersey

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    Re: My first test results with the K2006. Is this OK?

    pour the bleach and SWIM!............CH can wait since your vinyl lined, but get it adjusted to prevent headeaches down the road.
    15'x52" Atlantic Admiral, Hayward ProFlo LX 1HP pump, Hayward 16" Sand Filter.........BBB Method

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    Re: My first test results with the K2006. Is this OK?

    Poolcalculator recommends adjustments to the target number. However you need to adjust the target sometimes. In this case you are within the 50-300 ppm range for vinyl pools. Don't add calcium... it is a waste of your money and limits future option to use calhypo if you feel the need.
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    Re: My first test results with the K2006. Is this OK?

    OK, sounds good...
    Last question: Could this be contributing to the harshness on our eyes when we open them under water? It stings like ****...so we really can't dive down to retrieve anything at the deep end. It's always been fine in public pools.
    Thanks again!
    21,000 Gallons; Filter: Hayward DE 4820 Filter; In Ground Pool; Vinyl Liner; Hayward Super Pump...Don't know flow rate; Approx. 5 years old (by previous owners), New Jersey

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    Re: My first test results with the K2006. Is this OK?

    I would think that the reason your eyes are irritated is that your PH is bordering on the low side. Someone back me up on this, please!
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    Re: My first test results with the K2006. Is this OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpacheco72
    I would think that the reason your eyes are irritated is that your PH is bordering on the low side. Someone back me up on this, please!
    Okay

    I suggest you try raising the pH to around 7.5ish.

    More info: eye-irritation-and-ph-level-t50520.html
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    Re: My first test results with the K2006. Is this OK?

    Thanks Butterfly!
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