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    Waxhaw, North Carolina

    Just tested, looking for input, all help appreciated!

    Hi, I'm new here, just tested with my K-2006c.
    FC= 14.0 ppm
    CC may be 0.5 to 1.0 but it may have been going back to red before adding, so it may be 0.0
    PH=7.0 (3 drops raised it to 7.4)
    Alkalinity was 40 ppm
    Calcium was 30 ppm

    All help is appreciated. The calculator said to add 60 oz of borax by weight.
    It also said to add 613 oz of calcium chloride, but I don't know if that is necessary.
    Please let me know what you think.
    Waxhaw, NC, 20K Gal, 16x36 IG vinyl pool, hayward 300 lb. sand filter, 1&1/2 hp one speed hayward super pump, solar and gas heaters, just finished building pool, K2006C test kit, Polaris 360 cleaner, will have SWCG (not wired yet). Building Concrete & tile hot tub with 3 HP pentair variable speed pump that will run into pool. Eventually will have waterfall running into hot tub into pool. Systems share water.

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    Re: Just tested, looking for input, all help appreciated!

    Welcome to the forum.

    What does your water look like?
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    Re: Just tested, looking for input, all help appreciated!

    Welcome to TFP.

    How do you chlorinate your pool?

    Need to get your PH up, adding Borax is good. No need to worry about CH right now since your pool is vinyl.

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    Re: Just tested, looking for input, all help appreciated!


    What he said^^^^

    TA will come up a little when the pH is raised, and you don't care about low CH with a vinyl pool. FC is on the high side, but still safe to swim in.
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