Hi there folks, I have a few questions wanted to see how i'm looking. My IG liner pool has been up and running since mid September. I thought my dinky lil test kit would do the trick along with some strips... first mistake. So hating online shopping as I do I ran to leslies and asked for the recommended fas-dpd kit they sell. Well I wound up with the one below it that don't have the powder. The clerk didn't know the difference nor did I.
this one http://www.lesliespool.com/Home/Pool-Ch ... 81330.html
So can I buy just the powder and i'm good or would I be missing something?
Also I kind of dove into this...literally and would like to see what yall think of my water spec's.
My pool is about 30k kidney shaped IG liner pool, running a Pentair 60 sand filter running a Hayward 1hp superpump, my cleaner is a kreepy crawly inherited with the house.
3 returns and now a dedicated pressure side line with a Hayward booster pump. No pressure cleaner as of yet though.
FC is 3
CC is 0 ( I think )
TA is 100
PH is 7.4
CH is around 140
CYA is 40
per my testing
Leslies' came up with
Phosphates 500 and tried to sell me some phosfree...
My water is clear, pool is clean this is my first season so i'm not closing it at all. Only problem I had I worked a lot of OT for a bit and let it go for 4 days just adding my normal 32oz of liquid chlorine per day. I use a 10% liquid chlorine from the big blue box store for less than 4 bucks a bottle. During that time I was using strips only for testing and my ph went up to 8 and FC down to 1 and had a light brown looking algae on the bottom that was only noticeable when you brush the floor. I threw in some polyquat 50% enough to treat 20k gallons and brought my FC up to 4 and held it there for 2 days and back to sparkling she went. My pool has been open since mid September little bather load and stays very clean as far as debris, except for the suicide earth worms
When I run the FC test then the CC part I see no change in the color if FC is at 3 the CC part says 3 so i'm at 0 CC right ???
Water doesn't smell like chlorine. Leslies says i'm up to 3 FC and 3 CC so from what I've read here its time for my first slam no???
Which brings me back to my first question I need the powder part of the test right?
Thanks in advance I think I would have a coy pond by now or be bankrupt if I would not have found this site and listened only to the "pro's" at the pool store.
and i'm not just ragging leslies they are very nice but man I love the look on their faces when you give em that sample and they say everything is in range sir