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    Test results question

    Can high salt levels cause the other test readings to be off? My salt level is still running high but am not getting a FC reading at all and about 1 on TC. The CYA is 50 Ph is exactly right. I have added fresh water the last 2 days.

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Test results question

    No, salt would not affect any of the other numbers.

    It sounds like you are just starting to get algae, but probably can't see any in the water yet. It is time to shock the pool to get things back under control (always a good idea when FC goes to zero).
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    Re: Test results question

    What do you suggest to shock with? bleach or what ? my pool hold 5300 gallons of water.

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    Logan IA

    Re: Test results question

    Quote Originally Posted by donna187
    What do you suggest to shock with? bleach or what ? my pool hold 5300 gallons of water.
    Yes, shock your pool and us bleach. you will have to get it to 15 ppm and hold it there. Use 1.5gallons to start.
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    Re: Test results question

    How long after adding the bleach before you can swim and how long before you retest. What do I use to help keep my clorine levels steady?

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    Re: Test results question

    If you could post a full set of test results with all the numbers and not 'pH is exactly right' it would be useful. This way we will know EXACTLY what is going on in your pool.

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    Re: Test results question

    waterbear, new test readings 1st set is done with test strips HA 50, TC 3, FC 10, Ph 7.6, TA 80, CY 80. Then 2nd results was just Chlorine and Ph liquid test CH 3.0, Ph 8.2

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