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    First real test - new k2005 test kit

    So here are my numbers after going from test strips to the new k2005 kit. Have to say for anybody doubting if the good test kit is worth the money .... It is!!! The strips where a pain compared to the kit. Never knew if I looked at the strip right or not. I was Always second guessing my self

    Fc-3
    Cc-0
    Ph-7.8
    TA-260 (not expecting)
    Ch-550( not surprised)
    Cya- 45

    I added enough dry acid to bring my pH down to 7.0 and I will aerate to bring my pH back up. From what I read my TA will come down over time of balancing ph. I think I'm on the right track?
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    Re: First real test - new k2005 test kit

    Did you get the recommended K-2006 and post a typo or did you actually buy the K-2005?

    Did you use powder for the FC test?
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    Re: First real test - new k2005 test kit

    No I have the actual k-2005 kit. So I do not have fas-dpd test.
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    Re: First real test - new k2005 test kit

    DOH ... the FAS-DPD is the key to the recommended test kits. You can buy it separately and then you will have the equivalent to the K-2006:
    FAS-DPD Chlorine Test

    With a CYA of 45ppm, you really need to keep the FC above 4ppm at all times to avoid algae problems.
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    Re: First real test - new k2005 test kit

    I knew what I was and wasn't getting with the k-2005. I went back and forth for over a week trying to decide for a kit. Ultimately I decided for $30 rather than $65 and my short window of time that I will have my pool up that the k-2005 kit would work for me. It's not the Cadillac but it's a lot better than the strips.I think It will do what I need to do. I can always add the dpd kit.

    I am worried about my TA number. I tested my pool water twice and tap water once( 250 also ) just be sure I wasn't doing something wrong. Is that something I need to be concerned about?
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    Re: First real test - new k2005 test kit

    Quote Originally Posted by jaspers_87 View Post
    I knew what I was and wasn't getting with the k-2005. I went back and forth for over a week trying to decide for a kit. Ultimately I decided for $30 rather than $65 and my short window of time that I will have my pool up that the k-2005 kit would work for me. It's not the Cadillac but it's a lot better than the strips.I think It will do what I need to do. I can always add the dpd kit.

    I am worried about my TA number. I tested my pool water twice and tap water once( 250 also ) just be sure I wasn't doing something wrong. Is that something I need to be concerned about?
    That high TA will push the pH up really fast, so don't be alarmed that your pool has an unquenchable thirst for acid. When you adjust pH, target 7.2 each time. With high CH and high TA you're more likely to develop scale if the pH is allowed to get too high, but otherwise, TA by itself is no problem. You've been bathing in and drinking the same water with no ill effects, right?
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    Re: First real test - new k2005 test kit

    I'm hoping that my pool's thirst for Acid and consistent ph Drops will bring my TA (down sooner than later) to the "sweet spot" so i'm not always having to chase a fast rising PH all the time. Knowing my luck it will finally happen about the the time I need to drain for the year.

    Good Point Richard with the Bathing and Drinking comment, makes me feel better and less concerned. Until you said that i had not thought of it that way before.
    Last edited by jaspers_87; 05-03-2016 at 09:16 AM. Reason: Typo
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    Re: First real test - new k2005 test kit

    Tested my pool again last night 24 hours after dropping my Ph from 7.8 to 7.0 and aerating. I did not have a chance to test what the PH actually bottomed out at.

    fc-5
    cc-0
    ph-7.4
    Ta-225
    Ch-550
    CYA-45
    salt-2150

    Added salt last night to bring me up to 3000ppm and plan on bringing my cya to 70 and starting my SWG.

    MY only question is with my PH. Is it plausible to think that aerating for 12 hrs would have had a significant increase in my ph going from 7.0 to 7.4 in 24 hrs. Or can most of the rise be contributed to my Ta pushing it up that fast. I'm trying to gain an understanding of how often i will need to test and drop my ph. At this point my pool has been covered and shaded and has little to no FC chlorine extinction so i have not had to do a lot of testing while my Test kit was on order.

    I know that there is not a definite answer and there are many variables to consider. How often is everybody else testing there pools?
    6000 gal
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    Cartridge Filter
    15000 gal SWG 1500GPH pump
    Install Date TBD

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