first self water test

tdsklein

New member
Apr 11, 2017
3
stephenville, Tx
#1
I just got my Taylor K2006 kit in and completed my first self water test. Results:
Free Cl -2.4ppm
Combined Cl- 0.2
pH - 7.8
Acid demand 2
Total Alk- 130
Hardness -540
Cy Acid - 60
Temp -78

I did not see a test for Borate in the box. Do I need a separate test for that?
I tried entering numbers in poolmath, but since I'm lacking Borate, not sure what to do.
I'm also going to take water tomorrow to our testing place & see what results they get.

What do I do now....
Thanks for your help in advance!
Tricia
 

Patrick_B

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 7, 2011
14,999
Midland TX
#2
Welcome to the forum!

You dont need that test unless you have added them to your pool, and I don't imagine you have, have you? Practice, and you'll get better and better, but don't let them fool you and sell you a bunch of stuff they say you need.