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    PH and Stabilizer levels

    Okay, I'm new to this, and I've got a pool guy whose supposed to do take care of the pool, but since my feeling is that he's not all that "pool educated", I figured I would try to get educated so I could take some of the responsibility myself.

    After having said that, I just stuck one of those AquaChek strips in my pool and it came back that the chlorine was fine and the Alkalinity is ok, but the pH is low and the Stabilizer is low. I confronted my pool guy, but he keeps telling me everything is fine. Is it?
    If not how do i get all these levels back into the "OK" zone?

    Thanks,
    Lloyd
    Salt Water pool shaped like a dog's ear
    WhisperFlo 2Hp, Pentair 4000 series
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    Re: PH and Stabilizer levels

    Test strips are not accurate. You should get a good test kit TF100 in my signature or a Taylor K-2006. Read Pool School at the top of the page for answers to alot of questions. You take control of testing and managing water and it will save you money and head aches. You won't need the pool guy.
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    Re: PH and Stabilizer levels

    You are right. It's on the list of things to do, but as inaccurate as my test strips are, they have to be more accurate then my pool guy dropping a drop of something in the pool and eyeballing the color change to determine what the pool needs.

    Thanks,

    Lloyd
    Salt Water pool shaped like a dog's ear
    WhisperFlo 2Hp, Pentair 4000 series
    Aqua Rite Electronic Chlorine Generator
    Turbo Cell T-Cell 15, Pentax Mini-Max NT

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    Re: PH and Stabilizer levels

    Test strips are not accurate at all. They really aren't.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
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