Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: test results

  1. Back To Top    #1
    flyinokra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Hernando MS.
    Posts
    17

    test results

    I am waiting on my test kit to come in so I went to the local pool store for a test. They use a "WaterLink system" for testing.... any way here are my results.
    FC 3.67
    TC 3.9
    Combined Chlorine 0.23
    PH 7.8
    Hardness 50PPM
    Alkalinity 122
    CYA 65
    Borate 11

    The lady basically told me it was fine to just add some Calcium Chloride and let it go.
    So I went to another pool store that uses a lab and drop test here are their results
    FC 3.98
    TC 4.0
    Combined CH .02
    PH 7.0
    Hardness 50PPM
    Alkalinity 120
    CYA 71




    My question and concern is the combined chlorine from the first test. The inconstancy is driving me crazy can't wait to get my test kit in. I used the pool calculator but just wondered what you guys think and any advice is much appreciated.
    30K Gallon 40x20 IG vinyl liner
    1.5HP Hayward Super Pump, a 27" Hayward Pro sand filter and
    Aqua Rite T-15 SWG

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: test results

    Yeah, just stop going to pool stores and wait for your test kit. Those are actually remarkably close to each other (except for the pH which is usually the easiest to get right).

    If that CYA level is correct, you should try to raise and maintain your FC a little higher according to the FC/CYA Chart.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  3. Back To Top    #3

    TFP Guide

    Azgirl71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Sierra Vista, Az
    Posts
    2,586

    Re: test results

    It is hard to advise you on pool store testing. I am glad you have a test kit on the way. Your TA is high. You have a vinyl liner so don't worry to much about the CH. Unless you added borates to your pool, you have none.

    How does your water look?
    Lisa
    Intex AG vinyl 15' x 48" 4,300 gallons due to skimmer install, Krystal Clear SF pump combo 2800 GPH, Krystal Clear SWG, Pool Blaster Max vacuum, Hayward thru the wall skimmer, TF 100 test kit with speed stir, K 1766 Taylor salt test, My SLAM Process

  4. Back To Top    #4
    flyinokra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Hernando MS.
    Posts
    17

    Re: test results

    Water look good I have a few leaves in the bottom that I am still working on but I am happy that things aren't way out of whack.. Also one pool store said that my pool was 28K gallons and one said it was 32K how can they be 4K difference?
    30K Gallon 40x20 IG vinyl liner
    1.5HP Hayward Super Pump, a 27" Hayward Pro sand filter and
    Aqua Rite T-15 SWG

  5. Back To Top    #5

    TFP Guide

    Azgirl71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Sierra Vista, Az
    Posts
    2,586

    Re: test results

    Use pool math to calculate your gallons. It is towards the bottom.
    Lisa
    Intex AG vinyl 15' x 48" 4,300 gallons due to skimmer install, Krystal Clear SF pump combo 2800 GPH, Krystal Clear SWG, Pool Blaster Max vacuum, Hayward thru the wall skimmer, TF 100 test kit with speed stir, K 1766 Taylor salt test, My SLAM Process

  6. Back To Top    #6
    flyinokra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Hernando MS.
    Posts
    17

    Re: test results

    After looking at the CYA/FC table I need to raise my FC since my CYA level is on the high side. I added the recommended bleach to reach the recommended FC level. How will that affect my CC numbers?
    I had already used the calculator to check the gallons I just think it is funny that 2 pool stores would differ by so much on gallons.
    30K Gallon 40x20 IG vinyl liner
    1.5HP Hayward Super Pump, a 27" Hayward Pro sand filter and
    Aqua Rite T-15 SWG

  7. Back To Top    #7
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: test results

    The CC should be 0 ideally:
    ABCs of Water Chemistry
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  8. Back To Top    #8
    Mod Squad pooldv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    DFW, TX
    Posts
    23,994

    Re: test results

    You can validate your pool volume by conducting a series of tests using poolmath. Each time you add chemicals write down the expected result and the actual result and over time you can dial in the actual volume.
    TFP Moderator
    If TFP helped you or saved you money - Become a TFP Supporter! <--Click here
    2012 build and pics, 20k gal gunite, black onyx pebblesheen, OK flagstone, IntellifoVS, cart filter w/Pleatco, IC40 SWG, Solartouch, 5 12'x4' solar panels, HP50HA heat pump, 8mil solar cover, borates, TF-100 test kit, SONOS, Doheny's Discovery Robot, hot tub on bleach

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •