Gunite pool Arizona brand new start up.


Silver Supporter
Apr 27, 2019
Mesa Arizona
Good day all,

Day 3 after pool company came to start up my brand new pool. (Details are in my signature)

I believe they did an acid start up.

I have three 3” chlorine tabs floating. Water is clear, ph is ideal level. However I’m not registering a chlorine level.

How to proceed?

I look forward to becoming a supporting member of TFP.


Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
Tallahassee, FL
Bruce, You will also get a discount on the TF-100 test kit when you become a supporting member! That is THE test kit for pools as it has more of the regents we use the most.

Does your 5 way test CYA? Do you know if they added any CYA? The tablets will add some but slowly and not much at a time.



Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
Evans, Georgia
Ok, but that's not gonna cut it. The 6th test is missing

I believe it won't test for FC or CCs, but only give you the TC? Is that right?? And I believe its missing the CYA test, or is that in there??


Well-known member
Aug 8, 2018
Plainfield, IL
Yeah, unfortunately your test kit is not adequate.
It will test FC but only up to 5 ppm and it's a color matching one, which is harder to judge than counting drops.
Also it can't test for stabilizer (CYA) which is vital.
It's also missing Calcium Hardness (CH) test, which I belive it's also vital for your type of pool.
Get TF-100 or Taylor k-2006C test kit.
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