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    water test results

    Well had my water tested last week and everything ok but cya was 7 added 25 oz of walmart hth stabilizer. This weeks test are.

    FC .5
    TC .3
    CC -.2
    PH 7.8
    CYA 26
    TA 100
    Cal hardness 263
    Temp 75*

    Added the 25 oz that the pool cal. said to get to 40 but only 26 was it bad or cheap stabilizer or not a good test? Test machine was a pinpoint computerized water analysis system.
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    Re: water test results

    Well Fordman if everything was OK you have put a decimal point in front of your FC (0.5) which is too low look again at the CYA/Chlorine chart.

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    Re: water test results

    Ok I know it's not ok but I need to put in I know my fc was low when I took the sample. Added after sample because was mainly looking for the TA and CYA numbers.
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    Re: water test results

    testing your own water would be ideal. here is another recent pool store cya testing problem: one-more-new-to-bbb-and-clueless-t16295-20.html

    if you didn't reach your goal, add some more. sometimes pool volume calculations can be off, pool store testing is often inaccurate, etc etc etc. keep at it until you reach your target.
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    Re: water test results

    I had to add three pounds of Dichlor (48ounces) to get my CYA from 0 to just above 30. Seems that with your pool's volume you will need more. Also, it took several days before the CYA test would correctly register the level. Maybe you need to wait a day or two and retest for CYA.

    FYI, I used "Chlor-Brite" from Leslie's, and they sell it in 1# bags. Just Dichlor and chlorine with no nasty minerals.
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    Re: water test results

    I am going to purchase a test kit next spring since in a coulpe weeks to a month pool will be taken down for the year. Can't see me buying a kit now and have it sit all winter. Looking foward to next year with all the info I have learned from this site and the very helpful people.
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    Re: water test results

    Quote Originally Posted by Livinright
    FYI, I used "Chlor-Brite" from Leslie's, and they sell it in 1# bags. Just Dichlor and chlorine with no nasty minerals.
    Chlor-Brite = dichlor = chlorine + CYA. Still no nasty minerals, though.
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