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Forum: Testing and Adjusting Pool Water Chemistry

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. High Alk with stable PH question

    Hi everyone. Here are my numbers from this morning: TC - 2 PH - 7.5 ALK- 220 I know the Alk is high. I've tried to lower it using the "how...

    Started by denanbob‎, 07-18-2006 11:11 AM
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    07-18-2006 12:10 PM Go to last post
  2. pH color deciphering

    I thought that what I was experiencing with my pH tests had to do with older reagents - but I replaced them Friday and I have the same issue: ...

    Started by KirstenHW‎, 07-17-2006 01:38 PM
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    07-18-2006 11:07 AM Go to last post
  3. Help with pool!

    I am trying to help my mom and dad with their pool in Illinois. It's a vinyl liner in-ground pool, L-shaped, between 30K and 40K gallons (I'm trying...

    Started by illinipdx‎, 07-17-2006 06:01 PM
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    07-18-2006 09:50 AM Go to last post
  4. Uncle used "copper" something or other.....

    Hi All, While trying to educate my family with pools on the BBB method my uncle informed me of his problem. He has an ag pool and he says his water...

    Started by cruzmisl‎, 07-17-2006 10:30 PM
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    07-18-2006 07:23 AM Go to last post
  5. New pool, 1st water test results, suggestions?

    Well, with a lot of great advice and kind words from you all here, the manual labor is over and the pool is finally filled - (5400 gallon Intex) - I...

    Started by amyinraleigh‎, 07-17-2006 08:39 AM
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    07-17-2006 09:21 PM Go to last post
  6. Lightbulb Testing kit ps234

    I can't seem to find out where to buy this testing kit, or a 'better' one. Can I send someone an email? Please advise. Thanks, Doug

    Started by PurpleTurkey‎, 07-17-2006 06:19 PM
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    07-17-2006 06:55 PM Go to last post
  7. Taylor k2005 vs k2006 kit

    Since, I live in Canada and Ben does not ship his test kits to Canada, I have decided to get the next best thing which I have been told is the Taylor...

    Started by hancop‎, 07-17-2006 10:59 AM
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    07-17-2006 05:03 PM Go to last post
  8. PH, Alk, Borax and Acid oh-my

    OK, maybe I am playing the yo-yo game with my pool water chemistry... and after getting my new ps234, I now realize how OFF my "wally world" kit...

    Started by darenjones‎, 07-15-2006 06:44 PM
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    07-17-2006 03:02 PM Go to last post
  9. Where to buy reagent refills

    I need to buy reagent refills and will have to buy via the internet. Any suggestions as to the best source? Thanks, Dave

    Started by dhale63‎, 07-17-2006 12:14 AM
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    07-17-2006 01:11 AM Go to last post
  10. New Donut pool owner Questions

    We got our little 14x42 donut for fathers day. We have managed to keep it fairly clean. I am reading here about usinc common bleach instead of the...

    Started by edlentz‎, 07-16-2006 09:27 AM
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    07-16-2006 09:26 PM Go to last post
  11. 50 ppm Borax

    Hi, What's the advantage to having Borax level at 50ppm? I noticed it on Mike's calculator, and on the "Alex" printout from the pool store (listed...

    Started by Henry3‎, 06-14-2006 07:53 PM
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  12. Help with raising ph

    I have a vinyl pool 22,000 gal Icant get the ph up Ihave put 3 boxes of borax in and still get a 6.8 reading. Clorine is hi and alk is about 110. can...

    Started by ccc‎, 07-15-2006 03:52 PM
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  13. Is this a decent test kit?

    It's the one at Leslie's. I will probably buy Ben's kit, but I need it this week....

    Started by court475‎, 07-15-2006 02:27 PM
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    07-15-2006 03:45 PM Go to last post
  14. lowering alkaline

    Happy Summer Everyone :) 16k gallon IG Vinyl FC=6 CC=0 TC=6 PH=7.6 TA=200 CYA=39

    Started by maryberrye‎, 07-14-2006 09:37 PM
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    07-15-2006 01:13 PM Go to last post
  15. help with chlorine

    I cant get chlorine to regester Ph is 6.9 I put boraxo in to bring it up. Alk is at about 80. Iuse 6way tester from Walmart

    Started by ccc‎, 07-13-2006 07:42 PM
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    07-15-2006 01:41 AM Go to last post
  16. OTO test

    Ok super newbie here but I have been reading as much as I can. I have a 27' AG pool. I recently added Borox to correct low ph. However after...

    Started by resormar‎, 07-14-2006 10:56 AM
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    07-14-2006 10:09 PM Go to last post
  17. Testing my tap water pH

    Using Taylor reagents, my pool water pH tests at 7.8. My tap water is also 7.8. I always assumed tap water would have a neutral pH of 7 or at least...

    Started by hulla‎, 07-11-2006 09:59 PM
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  18. Should I be worried....

    I have be come a faithfull reader of the pool forum..pretty much check it every day to see if i am having the same problems as someone else. I don't...

    Started by dkdog68‎, 07-14-2006 09:35 AM
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    07-14-2006 01:09 PM Go to last post
  19. New Kit or new reagents

    I'm still reading and trying to get a handle on this stuff. Question about test kits. I have a kit but the readings only go to 3.0 on the chlorine...

    Started by H2OLogged‎, 07-11-2006 09:16 AM
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  20. Testing Bleach Strength

    Back in my previous life (about 1969) I worked at a chemical company in the Houston area that made industrial strength Sodium Hypochlorite. I think...

    Started by fcfrey‎, 07-13-2006 10:52 PM
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  21. safe depth to drain vinyl pool w/vinyl stairs

    I'm getting ready to drain my inground vinyl lined pool at least halfway. My husband is freaking out that we shouldn't drain it. One place on the...

    Started by ScottsdaleSwim‎, 07-01-2006 02:26 PM
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  22. A stupid "old bee" question

    I have been reading posts that the chlorine level needs to be higher than "normal" based on your CYA level. I was hoping someone might be able to...

    Started by cleancloths‎, 07-12-2006 11:02 AM
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    07-12-2006 06:11 PM Go to last post
  23. New SWG and 300 CYA problem

    Newbie here from 112 degree Phoenix. I have had a clorine pool and have been proud of the condition I kept it in. Just had a topline SWG installed....

    Started by Reggie‎, 07-11-2006 11:02 PM
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    07-12-2006 05:31 PM Go to last post
  24. Leslie's (Same as Poolmaster?)OTO Kit - Need Instructions

    I have used the basic five bottle kit bought at Leslie's for years. Unfortunately the lid fell off & got lost so there went the instructions....

    Started by pspercy‎, 07-09-2006 06:42 PM
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  25. The scariest water I have ever seen in my life!

    As some of you know I work in a pool store full time summers and part time when the school I work at is in session. Today I tested the water for a...

    Started by waterbear‎, 07-11-2006 07:33 PM
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    07-12-2006 09:28 AM Go to last post
  26. borax, soda ash equivalents

    I have seen the posts that say "there is no exact way to know how much borax to add" but I wonder if there is an amount of borax that is equivalent...

    Started by cscannon‎, 07-12-2006 09:18 AM
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  27. Amazing..........pool store says "perfect"

    I took a sample for testing into a local pool store, mainly because they had a coupon in a magazine for 2 lbs. free shock. I expected the hard sell,...

    Started by pool newby‎, 07-10-2006 05:59 PM
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    07-11-2006 10:06 PM Go to last post
  28. DPD Powder Question

    I have the PS233 test kit & suddenly needed (don't ask) new powder for the DPD test. Needing it quickly, I ordered it from Leslie's Pools & got it in...

    Started by bassadict69‎, 07-07-2006 03:54 PM
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  29. To use/not to use Clarifier - That is the Question

    Last year I got pool stored when I bought a house with a pool. The previous owners were morons, and their answer to everything was "Shock it!" I...

    Started by The Raddish‎, 07-09-2006 10:49 AM
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    07-11-2006 11:16 AM Go to last post
  30. Am I doing the right thing?

    I received Ben's kit a week ago and I think I am in heaven. I do have a few questions on making some adjustments. My Readings today: 8...

    Started by grangerhj‎, 07-10-2006 08:05 PM
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    07-11-2006 10:38 AM Go to last post

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