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    Leslie's Testing and TDS

    I took a water sample to Leslie's because I haven't gotten a good test set yet and I just opened my pool. They told me I need to drain and refill my pool because of high TDS and Pho readings that were both above 2500. Is this something that I need to do? My water looks crystal clear and the guy at Leslie's said the high TDS and Pho levels were due to me using bleach. Here are all of my test readings:
    FAC 2
    TAC 2
    CH 680
    CYA 50
    TA 140
    pH 8.2
    Acid 3
    TDS 3000
    Pho 2500
    Note: I have already added Muriatic Acid for the high pH level.
    Any help with this matter would be appreciated.
    15,000 gallon lagoon shaped pool, 6' deep, 2hp pump, 3 cartridge filters, no SWG, manual cleaning, use bleach for chlorine. Murrieta CA, 92562
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    Re: Leslie's Testing and TDS

    Neither TDS or phosphates are an issue at all, just ignore those readings.

    However, your fairly high CH level is a cause for concern. You should have your fill water CH level tested. If your fill water CH level is high, you should learn to live with high CH levels (which means keeping both PH and TA fairly low to compensate). But if your fill water CH level is low you want to replace water to get your CH level down.
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    Re: Leslie's Testing and TDS

    Thanks Jason. Do the T-100 test kits check for CH?
    15,000 gallon lagoon shaped pool, 6' deep, 2hp pump, 3 cartridge filters, no SWG, manual cleaning, use bleach for chlorine. Murrieta CA, 92562
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    Re: Leslie's Testing and TDS

    Yes, the TF-100 includes a CH test.
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    Re: Leslie's Testing and TDS

    bgramfan,

    Welcome to the board! You could consider RO to treat your water and save 85% of your existing pool water without draining!

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