my pool store test results

#1
FC 0.5
CC 0
PH 7.5
TA 70
CYA 10
CH 260
Phosphates 100

they said add 1 kg of stabilizer, i just did that, all i use is clorine and Muriatic acid, what do you guys think? how am i doing?
 

PSW

TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
In The Industry
Feb 13, 2012
728
Phoenix, AZ
#2
Well, if those numbers are correct, you are not too far off recommended levels. As the store suggested, you should raise you CYA up to 30-50. Also, you should try to keep your FC higher (3-5)..and this will be easier with correct CYA level.

Now, you should also understand that pool store results are not always the most accurate. It is highly recommended that you get a good test kit so you can test your own levels. I notice you are in Ontario, so I know that limits which kits you have access to.
 

duraleigh

Admin
Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
In The Industry
Apr 1, 2007
31,273
Sebring, Florida
#4
i have a test kit, does all the basics,
Trust your own testing. The Pool store testing is usually not as accurate as yours. Worst part is it confuses you and makes you lose confidence in your test results.
 

doncaruana

LifeTime Supporter
Aug 25, 2011
320
Northville, Mi
#5
duraleigh said:
i have a test kit, does all the basics,
Trust your own testing. The Pool store testing is usually not as accurate as yours. Worst part is it confuses you and makes you lose confidence in your test results.
Amen to that! I recently took 3 clean water bottles (like spring water type bottles) and grabbed samples. Put them in a black garbage bag and zipped off to 3 pool stores near each other. Three COMPLETELY different sets of numbers with three COMPLETELY different sets of recommendations - and ones that would conflict with each other as well!!

So, I'll just use my own test results!