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    Newbi!

    Hello, I got a new inground, indoor vinyl pool with a handy SWG, sand filter and pump. Also pool is heated.

    I just tested my pool and the numbers are below...

    FCL = HI

    ECL = HI

    pH = HI

    ALY = 23

    CH = 240

    CYA = 22

    The HI readings I am assuming are because my digital meter was off the chart. What should I do? Should I lower the SWG?

    Thanks
    The size of your pool in gallons - 10800
    Pool Type - IG Vinyl
    The type of filter you have - Sand
    Date of pool build/install - 2013
    Jandy SWG, Hayward Gas Heater

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    Re: Newbi!

    To test FCL and practice the methods preached here at TFP, you want to use a FAS-DPD test. Like in the TF-100 or Taylor K-2006 kit.

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    Re: Newbi!

    HI HI HI Nolan!

    We really need some numbers on those to help you out. What sort of kit are you using?
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    Re: Newbi!

    I am using this kit...

    LaMotte 2056 ColorQ Pro 7 Digital Pool Water Test Kit

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    The size of your pool in gallons - 10800
    Pool Type - IG Vinyl
    The type of filter you have - Sand
    Date of pool build/install - 2013
    Jandy SWG, Hayward Gas Heater

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    Re: Newbi!

    Quote Originally Posted by nolan1123 View Post
    The HI readings I am assuming are because my digital meter was off the chart. What should I do?

    Thanks
    Get a GOOD test kit. I prefer the TF-100, it has everything I need (I also ordered the Taylor 1776 salt test) and with the optional speed stirrer testing is a breeze. I trust my results and know they're accurate.
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    Re: Newbi!

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    Get a GOOD test kit. I prefer the TF-100, it has everything I need (I also ordered the Taylor 1776 salt test) and with the optional speed stirrer testing is a breeze. I trust my results and know they're accurate.
    The test kit I bought I thought was good. It has very good reviews all over google.
    The size of your pool in gallons - 10800
    Pool Type - IG Vinyl
    The type of filter you have - Sand
    Date of pool build/install - 2013
    Jandy SWG, Hayward Gas Heater

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    Re: Newbi!

    i spent a couple of hundred bucks on digital pool tester
    only thing it got close was salt
    in the bin it went
    now using taylor T-2006
    Last edited by aussieta; 03-25-2014 at 03:13 AM. Reason: can't spell
    SWG inground peanut shaped eco-bright concrete pool
    50,000 litres 13,000 gallons
    Lincoln Salt Chlorinator, 25 gram cell Sand Filter with glass media
    Taylor K2006-C test kit, Taylor K-1766 salt test, Dolphin M500 pool cleaner
    are you taking care of your pool or is the poolshop taking care of you

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