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    Out of FAS-DPD Reagent and in the middle of SLAMing Pool

    I am in the middle of SLAMing my pool, and I just ran out of the FAS-DPD reagent. I don't know how I didn't realize that the bottle was low. I ordered a replacement, but it won't be here until Wednesday. I checked with Leslie's, and they don't have it in stock. Is there anything that I can do? I should have been more careful.
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    Re: Out of FAS-DPD Reagent and in the middle of SLAMing Pool

    You will not lose too much ground in 2 days. How much bleach have you been adding and how often?
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    Re: Out of FAS-DPD Reagent and in the middle of SLAMing Pool

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    You will not lose too much ground in 2 days. How much bleach have you been adding and how often?
    Thanks. I started on Saturday. I had the FC at 20. I had to add a 121 fl oz bottle that night. On Sunday morning, I had to add two more bottles. I took a measurement last night, and it was at 20. I don't know the status as of today, and I'm not sure if I should just add another bottle. My water looks very clear.
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    Re: Out of FAS-DPD Reagent and in the middle of SLAMing Pool

    You have a big pool, so I think adding 1 bottle tonight and 1 bottle tomorrow night should not be excessive and keep you close to shock level.
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    Re: Out of FAS-DPD Reagent and in the middle of SLAMing Pool

    +1 what jblizzle said.....that should serve you well.
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    Re: Out of FAS-DPD Reagent and in the middle of SLAMing Pool

    another thing when slamming you might want to use only 5ml of water. It will be accurate enough for what you'll need. Each drop counts as 1ppm vice .5. You can get a 5 or 10 ml oral syringe from any pharmacy, just ask. (Normally free.)
    See this link: Alternate test procedures for the TF Test Kit
    or FAS-DPD Chlorine Test at high levels
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    Re: Out of FAS-DPD Reagent and in the middle of SLAMing Pool

    I received my reagent today, and the water only had 12 PPM of FC. I am surprised that it dropped that much. On Sunday, the water was at 20. I added one bottle on Monday (121 fl oz) and another yesterday. The water looks very clear. My concern is about the upcoming weekend. I'm having people over, so I'd like to be able to use the pool. Is it bad to let the FC drop to a safe level and then SLAM once the weekend is over? I wanted to have the SLAM done before the weekend, but I'm afraid that FC won't drop fast enough.
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    Re: Out of FAS-DPD Reagent and in the middle of SLAMing Pool

    Quote Originally Posted by chris87 View Post
    I received my reagent today, and the water only had 12 PPM of FC. I am surprised that it dropped that much. On Sunday, the water was at 20. I added one bottle on Monday (121 fl oz) and another yesterday. The water looks very clear. My concern is about the upcoming weekend. I'm having people over, so I'd like to be able to use the pool. Is it bad to let the FC drop to a safe level and then SLAM once the weekend is over? I wanted to have the SLAM done before the weekend, but I'm afraid that FC won't drop fast enough.
    Keep SLAMing until at least Friday night. It's safe to swim up to shock level, so even a little drop will put it in shape for swimming Saturday. Friday night would be a good time for the Overnight FC Loss Test (OCLT)
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