Maintaining proper water chemistry


Apr 28, 2017
Melbourne, FL
I reside in central Florida and have a in-ground pool. Has a cartridge filter and chlorinator. i usually just treat the water with liquid chlorine and chlorine tablet. Occasionally add some acid. My question is, should I also be adding any other chemicals to the water other than the ones I mentioned in order to have clear, sanitary water? How does everyone else maintain their water chemistry? TIA.


Apr 28, 2017
Melbourne, FL
You add what the pool water needs based on testing. Do you have your own proper test kit?
Recommended Levels
I usually take it to my local pool store to test the water. Are there any other chemicals I should be adding as a weekly/monthly maintenance? They usually tell me my levels are good and don’t need anything. Then, I will begin to see some yellow/mustard algae starting


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TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Without your own proper test kit and accurate pool water chemistry results, we can not provide any specific guidance.

If properly managed, your pool should never have any form of algae.

I strongly recommend you get your own test kit and break the reliance on the pool store. You will have a much more pleasant pool experience and save lots of money.


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Jun 28, 2017
Fresno, CA
Pool Size
The foundation of the TFP method starts with a quality test kit and the pool owners ability to accurately test the pool and fill water as needed. Invest in your pool, get a quality test kit, learn to use it and enjoy the benefits of balanced pool water. Test Kits Compared :cheers:
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