Help- trying not to add chemicals we don’t need!!! So confused !

Kmeans

New member
Jul 29, 2018
3
Windham
Hi-

Trying to stop making pool stores rich! We got water tested and both chlorine levels were 3.96,
Ph was 7.8
I can’t remember Other levels and lost my sheet! But they said I needed 17 lbs of calcium up, 8 lbs of alkalinity up and 4 lbs of cya-

Does all that need to be added?! What are the values I should be focusing on?

Thank u!!!
 

PaigeMark

Silver Supporter
Jun 13, 2019
84
Tulsa, OK
Hi-

Trying to stop making pool stores rich! We got water tested and both chlorine levels were 3.96,
Ph was 7.8
I can’t remember Other levels and lost my sheet! But they said I needed 17 lbs of calcium up, 8 lbs of alkalinity up and 4 lbs of cya-

Does all that need to be added?! What are the values I should be focusing on?

Thank u!!!
I’m right there with you. Found this site last week. I was told to order a reliable test kit first. Then, I read as much as I could find on this site. TFPC for Beginners

OH! And fill out your signature line with as much info as possible so that the experts have the info they need to help you with your specific pool. 😉
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
20,281
Laughlin, NV
Did you get a test kit as was recommended last year? Also the list of articles that were recommended, you may want to review them.

We cannot provide guidance based on pool store tests. You do not have a signature so we do not know what type of pool you have or any of the equipment.

If you have a vinyl liner pool, you do not need calcium. With a pH of 7.8, I doubt you need baking soda (alkalinity up). You may need CYA if this is a fresh fill.

Provide us some more information and we can at least help you get the water safe to swim until you get the test kit you will order.