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Thread: Nitrates

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    Jun 2014
    Grand Rapids, MI


    Just heard about this web site. The company who tests my pool water says I have a high concentration of nitrates and I have been shocking the pool daily for the last week. Still can't keep free chlorine level up. I test the water right after the shock and it already shows no free chlorine. I've been using test strips but now see there is a better testing kit out there, how do I get one of these? I have an in ground pool, vinyl liner, 16X32. I've had the pool for over 20 years and never this problem until the last two years. Really need help!

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Nitrates

    Welcome to TFP!

    Just ignore nitrates. They really don't matter.

    You can get a really great test kit from, the TF100. The Taylor K-2006 is also good.

    The key to solving your problem is getting reliable water test results. Without that we would just be guessing.
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