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    First time using TFP test kit, my results.

    I know I have hard water, that is evident by the scales on my tiles. I thought I would share my test results and see what y'all thought and the direction I need to go.

    FC = 13ppm
    CC = 0
    Total Chlorine 13ppm

    CHT = 1,075

    TA = 40

    CYA = 70

    Forgot the smaller test kit within...

    Here are the results from that.

    pH = 6.8
    CL = 5+ a bit darker yellow than the top reading
    BR = 10+ again, a bit darker yellow than the top reading


    I am looking forward to your responses and insight.

    Thanks, Coob
    Last edited by Coobie; 03-19-2017 at 04:18 PM. Reason: Additional info
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    Re: First time using TFP test kit, my results.

    PH level is important to help control your scaling issues. What's yours!
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    Re: First time using TFP test kit, my results.

    Yep, we need pH also post pH, TA and CH of your fill water
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    Re: First time using TFP test kit, my results.

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    Yep, we need pH also post pH, TA and CH of your fill water

    Added additional information, but TA and CH? Do we have the same kit?
    Pool and in ground jacuzzi / approx 31500 gals
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    Pentair Fiberglass Diatomacesous Earth Filter
    Pentair Solar Touch Control System
    Hayward Heater

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    Re: First time using TFP test kit, my results.

    Is this the kit you have?--> TFTestkits.net

    We ask folks to list their current test results in this fashion for ease of interpretation:
    FC
    CC
    pH
    TA
    CH
    CYA

    TA=Total Alkalinity
    CH=Calcium Hardness.... I've never seen anyone refer to it as CHT?

    Also, unless you actually *have* a Bromine pool you don't have to pay any attention to that side of the pH block. Just the pH.

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    Re: First time using TFP test kit, my results.

    Now, on to the test results- Your pH is entirely too low particularly if you have a heater. This is also probably why your TA is so low. Your CSI per PoolMath is in the corrosive range. This needs to be addressed pronto!

    Do you have a Salt Water Chlorine Generator? How do you sanitize your pool???

    High Calcium is not unusual for folks out west, between the hard water and the evaporation, the CH tends to climb. It can be managed but if you can drain about half of your water and replace it with fresh fill it should help.

    Pool School - Calcium Scaling

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