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    Question New pool owner

    I am a new pool owner and am having trouble with water balance. I have a SWG and my copper ions are too high, chlorine too low, Ph too low and alkalinity too high. What do I do to get it to balance. Should I run a boost cycle or add chemicals to get it balanced?

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    Re: New pool owner

    Stacey, What are you using for testing?

    Here at TFP we use and love the kits in my siggy.

    Kim
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    Re: New pool owner

    Welcome to TFP and congrats on the new pool!

    TFP does not advocate use of copper in pools. Copper levels above 0.3ppm will cause staining and turn hair green. More info here: Pool School - Metals in the Water and Metal Stains

    Please add your pool info to your signature as shown here: Pool School - Getting Started

    Please read the Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
    And here is the Pool School - Water Balance for SWGs
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    Re: New pool owner

    I use the sticks that came with my saltwater filter system.
    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    Stacey, What are you using for testing?

    Here at TFP we use and love the kits in my siggy.

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    I didn't use copper in the pool. I have a saltwater filter system and the only thing I have added to the water is salt.

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    Re: New pool owner

    Stacey you will need to get a good test kit.

    We have found that the stick tests are far from accurate.

    We can help you get your pool balanced and clear! You have to help us help you by getting a good test kit.

    Let us know when your test kit gets there. We can walk you through each test and what to do.

    Kim
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