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Had my water tested

Posted by houseful (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 1, 11 at 8:41

I had my water tested at Leslie's. I told him the pool looked great, but I couldn't keep chlorine levels up. He said that I have fallen for the old-wives tale about CYA levels. My pH was a high, which I knew, and he said that could have to do with the low chlorine. My phospates were over 1,000 and he said that was my number one problem. He said I should not waste my time testing for CYA until I get my phospates under control. He also advised putting two caps of a phospate remedy into the pool each week just to keep it in check.

I can't remember where, but I read recently that phospates do not matter. Who to believe?


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One more thing...

I forgot to mention that he asked why I was using liquid rather than granules. That's when I told him that it increases CYA.


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RE: Had my water tested

Leslies stores near me try the same Phosphate shuck and jive every time I am in there. They have uninformed pool owners lined up who spend money on stuff they may not really need.

I suggest you go here and read up, it really helped me learn about what is in my water. These guys really know what they are talking about...

http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-school/

Check specifically the ABC's of pool water chemistry.
The rest of the site has great info as well.

Good luck.


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