Please help as i have no idea

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Please help as i have no idea

Postby dalek » Fri 21 Dec, 2012 23:57

i have done a test on my pool and these are my readings could someone please help me get all the levels correct and tell me what i need to buy and so on
Total Hardness between 0-100
Total Chlorine between 3-5
Total Bromine between 2-5
Free Chlorine between 0.5-1
pH between 6.2-6.8
Total Alkalinity between 0-40
Cyanuric Acid between 0-30/50
any help would be awesome
Thank you in advance

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Please help as i have no idea

Postby chem geek » Sat 22 Dec, 2012 01:14

I suggest you read the Pool School. You should also get your own good test kit (the Taylor K-2006 or the TFTestkits TF-100) so that you can know your number far more accurately. If your pool is plaster, you need to measure Calcium Hardness (not Total Hardness) and probably add calcium chloride. If you have a vinyl pool, then the calcium level is not important.

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