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    2 different testing results....Who do i trust???

    SO today i took my pool water to be tested.

    I took a sample to Leslie's and a sample to The Pool Shop

    Here are my results........

    Leslie's Results

    FAC - 10
    TAC - 10
    Salt - 3000
    CH - 230
    CYA - 60
    TA - 120
    pH - 6.5 (It rained a lot today)
    Base - 1
    Copper - 0
    Iron - 0
    Phosphates - 300

    The Pool Shop Results

    FAC - 12.95
    TAC - 13.24
    Combined Chlorine 0.29
    Salt - 2876
    CH - 225
    CYA - 99
    TA - 125
    pH - 7.1 (It rained a lot today)
    Copper - 0.2
    Iron - 0.1
    Phosphates - 0


    I literally filled up one bottle went to the Pool Shop came home filled it up again and went to Leslie's.

    How can i have such different readings??

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    Re: 2 different testing results....Who do i trust???

    Neither.

    THIS is why we push and push and push for people to get their own test kit. Odds are good that the cost of a primo test kit is less than what either of those stores was trying to sell you.
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    Re: 2 different testing results....Who do i trust???

    They both told me everything looks good and didn't try to sell me anything.

    What test kit do you recommend?

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    Re: 2 different testing results....Who do i trust???

    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: 2 different testing results....Who do i trust???

    Welcome! We are a community of pool owners that want to help other pool owners take control of their pool.

    Pool stores are notoriously bad at chemistry. We believe in doing our own testing and only adding what your pool needs.

    1. Order one of the recommended kits, the TF-100 is the best value (more tests for the $).
    2. Please add the details of your pool to your signature. Trouble Free Pool
    3. Read up Pool School while you wait for your kit. Pool School - Pool School
    4. Take a look at pool math. https://www.troublefreepool.com/calc.html
    5. Ask any questions, trust us, no question is too stupid
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