first self water test


New member
Apr 11, 2017
stephenville, Tx
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!


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 7, 2011
Midland TX
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.