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    Help, Algae Cleanup

    Hello to everyone out there. My husband and I just registered this afternoon. I am sorry to butt in on someone else's post, but embarrassingly, I do not know how to post (never posted or asked a question of anyone via internet before) and it seems I have to post via someone else's topic of the same nature. If I have this wrong, please be kind to me and tell me how to start my own post. We are at our wit's end with our pool or shall I say "swamp" and can't get an FC reading after adding 3 one gallon jugs of liquid chlorine since Sat. aft. I understand we need to post test result so I will provide what I can.

    TC: 3
    TC: not registering or at the very least 0.5
    pH: Between 6.8 and 7.2
    TA: between 80 and 120
    CYA: 0 or close to it

    I do not have any fancy testing kits and yes, I think I will have to invest in one, but presently, our pool's well-being is reliant upon these test strips.


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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    Re: Help, Algae Cleanup

    I split your post to your own topic. Bama

    You're right, you need a good test kit. It's almost impossible to shock properly with strips. You could pick up the HTH 6-way test kit at Walmart and it'll get you started.
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    Re: Help, Algae Cleanup

    Thank you, Bama, for the individual post.


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