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    TDS ?

    I just had my new Pentair installed by a local company as I don't have the time, he put installed it and just left, in conversation I had told him that I'm doing the BBB method and just started in the last 2 weeks and showed him my test numbers, He asked if I checked for TDS (Total Disolved Solids) I just did a search here and don't see much about it, any advise please? Do I deal with it, he also said check for metals in the water?

    What do you think?

    Thanks,

    Roth
    13000 in ground Wet Edge Satin Tahitian Blue, Pentair VS pump, Hayward DE4820, Hayward Vac, Pentair SWG IC 40, Pentair Intellibrite 5G, Intellibrite Controller,
    TF-100 Test Kit, Seminole, West Central Florida

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    Re: TDS ?

    TDS is irrelevant. Don't waste your time testing for it.

    Metals can be a hassle but typically come from something other than municipal water. What is your fill source?
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    Re: TDS ?

    city water so I wont even check it out, thanks again D.
    13000 in ground Wet Edge Satin Tahitian Blue, Pentair VS pump, Hayward DE4820, Hayward Vac, Pentair SWG IC 40, Pentair Intellibrite 5G, Intellibrite Controller,
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    Re: TDS ?

    I haven't got a clue what my TDS are. I've never had it tested. My water is clear enough to toss a quarter in the deep end and call heads or tails from the deck. It's a useless bit of information that pool stores use to get you to drain the pool so you can start the buy-dump-buy more cycle all over again. I think the installer is just parroting what he's been told.
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