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Which kit? Why? How? What does it all mean?

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to Get the Testkits You Need!

    ____________________________________ How to Get the Testkits You Need! ____________________________________ We constantly ask people to get...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-29-2018 09:20 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Beginner's Guide to Pool Chemistry & the BBB Method

    __________________________________________ Beginner's Guide to Pool Chemistry & the BBB Method __________________________________________ . ....

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-28-2018 01:20 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQs & Guides: Testing & Adjusting Pool Chemistry

    __________________________________________________ FAQs & Guides: Testing & Adjusting Pool Chemistry Getting the RIGHT test kit for your pool ...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 05-30-2018 03:51 PM
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  1. Testing pH when chlorine is high.

    Phenol red is the indicator reagent used in all pool pH tests -- drops and strips. It's quite reliable, but it has a weakness: if the chlorine is too...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-11-2014 12:04 PM
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    04-28-2015 10:30 AM Go to last post
  2. pool a little high on Copper and everything else out of whack but

    I lowered the water 1 foot and it got down to 1.5 ppm of copper from 2.5 due to the several weeks of rain. I put in some chemicals.. which I should...

    Started by phillipjko‎, 04-25-2015 11:55 PM
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    04-28-2015 02:27 AM Go to last post
  3. First Spring with a SWCG (repeated from another thread)

    I may have place my initial question on the wrong forum, so I thought I would repeat my request as related to pool water chemistry instead of a...

    Started by jhk49‎, 03-30-2015 05:19 PM
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  4. Been awhile, but I'm back...

    Had a 2+ year break, as the new place had no pool. We're now back on the market and will either buy a house w/pool or have one built again. Those...

    Started by steveinaz‎, 04-15-2015 11:02 AM
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  5. Chemicals Required to Open Pool

    Hey guys, This is only my second post here. I had a gunite pool installed last year. I am getting ready to start it up for the summer. It's been...

    Started by jmarcum‎, 03-30-2015 08:09 PM
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  6. chemical levels...Still learning

    We left the pool open over the winter not really maintaining the water, just keeping the leaves out. It looks pretty good...a little cloudy... but I...

    Started by Fiveattripp‎, 03-30-2015 09:33 AM
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    04-03-2015 11:16 PM Go to last post
  7. Does 33 degree Pool Water affect testing results?

    Was wondering if extremely cold water affects our test results for chlorine and ph. I do not cover my pool and my water looks a tad cloudy. My CYA...

    Started by let_her_flicker‎, 11-19-2014 03:04 PM
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    11-26-2014 12:30 AM Go to last post
  8. My first pool, and first time to test

    Hello, I just purchased a house with a concrete pool. It's a little odd shaped kind of kidney shaped but not quite with a hot tub that overflows to...

    Started by oedo808‎, 10-19-2014 03:56 PM
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    10-25-2014 08:47 PM Go to last post
  9. Conflicting test results...........

    I tested my water today and the Taylor K-2006 gave me a reading of 6.2 for FC free chlorine. I have an old cheapie 5 bottle test kit and also a new...

    Started by pmaru77‎, 10-09-2014 03:33 PM
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    10-21-2014 09:53 PM Go to last post
  10. Test results on new pool in Tucson

    So have been in this house for a month, new pool owner. Hard water here in tucson. Monitoring with guess strips, shocking once a week or so. Seemed...

    Started by Wilco‎, 08-30-2014 06:42 PM
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  11. cyanuric acid test

    So as a guest, I took advice given here and went to Walmart and purchased a HTH-6 titration kit and dumped my strips. I am having recurrent issues...

    Started by David Hughes‎, 09-29-2014 11:15 AM
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  12. Brown Stains froming as I am filling pool

    Hi All, I just had my pool recoped and tiled. The contractor also acid washed the plaster upon completions. Looks like a neew pool. I am having...

    Started by markphin‎, 09-17-2014 09:20 AM
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    09-17-2014 11:51 AM Go to last post
  13. Mustard Algae

    I have had perfect clear water all summer. The numbers were all good. The only thing high was my ph 8.0-8.2 Two weeks ago added muriatic acid and...

    Started by Straightleg‎, 08-30-2014 02:02 PM
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  14. New Pool Owner

    Good afternoon! We got our new 24' above ground almost 2 weeks ago. So far so good...the water is pretty balance (alkalinity is high) and the water...

    Started by mchale76‎, 07-21-2014 02:05 PM
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  15. How long till chlorine level will drop

    I had to shock my AG 18x34 yesterday, it started to get a little cloudy. Definitely made a difference. FC is at 14ppm, how long will it take to...

    Started by rdefino‎, 07-28-2014 06:04 PM
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    08-27-2014 10:09 PM Go to last post
  16. Hope this is right chlorine test

    Ok I asked for testing bleach and I got an answer from Watermom and according to Anna .....Goes as follows 1.10 ml of bleach to 1 liter water 2.Mix...

    Started by dansdad‎, 08-03-2014 02:42 PM
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    08-23-2014 11:12 PM Go to last post
  17. Numbers look OK, but still a bit cloudy - results in post

    Hi all, long time no talk :) All has been going good so far with my pool maintenance, but for some reason my water is looking a bit cloudy this...

    Started by rdbrya1‎, 08-13-2014 01:54 PM
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  18. CYA Level

    I came across the CYA test comments using 1/2 pool water and 1/2 water with no CYA. I have been interpreting the results using my test kit to be...

    Started by djg9100‎, 08-07-2014 05:59 PM
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    08-13-2014 08:00 AM Go to last post
  19. Wink New pool - balancing act...

    My Endless Pool is running (finally). Their manual recommends the following levels (we are using the Nature2 system): TA - 100 ppm CH - 180 ppm...

    Started by dogmom58‎, 08-07-2014 04:35 PM
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  20. Wink Pool Store now carries K2006

    My local pool store just started carrying the complete Taylor K2006 kit and replacements for all the reagents because, get this, the DOH (Washington...

    Started by swimdaddy‎, 08-04-2014 03:15 PM
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    08-06-2014 05:09 PM Go to last post
  21. Newbie Needs Some Help with Bogus Pool Store Test Results

    We just had a 16x32 inground Salt pool with a 3 foot shallow end sloping to 8 foot deep end installed the first week of June. I have tried to learn...

    Started by Hstead‎, 08-05-2014 03:31 PM
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    08-06-2014 01:28 AM Go to last post
  22. Vacation & Chlorine Levels

    We will be going on vacation for about 9 days. The question: Should we put a couple gallons extra of bleach in before leaving and some chlorines tabs...

    Started by tnalaskan‎, 07-31-2014 08:03 PM
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    08-01-2014 09:32 AM Go to last post
  23. Eyes burn

    pH is 7.8 Chlorine is low at 2.5 ppm (I added chlorine). Vinyl lined AG pool. What else should I test for?

    Started by Bosch232‎, 07-28-2014 09:16 PM
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  24. Finished renovation first test numbers are in!

    My pool has been open for less than a week and here are the latest results; haven't actually tested CYA yet Pool renovation post is here;...

    Started by okcnewbie‎, 07-24-2014 03:56 PM
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  25. Water getting slighty cloudy, any ideas

    I have an AG 18x34 and the water is getting slightly cloudy. Not sure if I should shock or what. Any ideas. Water readings from K-2006 Chlorine...

    Started by rdefino‎, 07-26-2014 05:01 PM
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  26. 2006 reads 20

    Had to do some cleaning up due to a pool leak. Leak is fixed but stabilizer is on 20 maybe because 2006 wont go lower. I guess add more stabilizer...

    Started by dansdad‎, 07-25-2014 04:48 PM
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  27. New test kit and my test

    I finally am trying to break my connection to the local pool store, even though they are really nice people. Pool is 4 yr old vinyl 17200 gallon...

    Started by daddycreswell‎, 07-23-2014 02:17 PM
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  28. Fool Store

    The last couple visits to the two local pool stores in my area has just about convinced me to never go back. Store 1 is local family owned. Store 2...

    Started by Big Splash‎, 06-17-2014 11:55 AM
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    07-22-2014 07:24 PM Go to last post
  29. New member, pool owner for 10+ years

    Been fighting algae for 8 years. So here I am to try the BBB. I did the phosphate thing, worked ok but very expensive. Did just about everything in...

    Started by Straightleg‎, 05-25-2014 04:01 PM
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  30. Post Best chemical testing kit

    I want to start testing my water with a liquid testing kit instead of dipsticks. Supposedly they are more accurate? What is the best kit to buy?

    Started by Goofyhome‎, 07-15-2014 08:34 PM
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    07-16-2014 04:19 PM Go to last post

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