Pool store numbers differ from TF100 test


New member
Apr 1, 2021
Temecula, Ca
Pool Size
Liquid Chlorine
I am a new pool owner and I just purchased and received my TF 100 test kit. levels were not great but the big concern was the CH levels showed 1000, I arranged to have the pool drained. The pool company scheduled to do the draining recommend I take both tap water and pool water to pool store to have tested. Pool water for second testing and curiosity, tap water to show what type of water quality would be filling the pool. Pool store readings were close to same in all areas except the CH - it reads a 404 at the pool store. I am second guessing the drainage? The guy at the pool store says I could make it thru the summer and probably get the numbers better with proper up keep of chemicals (our paid service pool guy failed us on showing up every week)

Any recommendations would be appreciated.


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TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
We believe your test results. We do not provide guidance based on pool store tests.
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