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    Basic test kit, numbers.

    So i bought a Walmart test kit until i can get the tf-100. I also picked up some 10% liquid bleach on sale for 2.50 per.

    It doesn't give me FC/TC, just chlorine/bromine level? I measured my pool today and here are the numbers.

    CL= .5-1
    pH=7.5
    CH=240
    CYA=30
    TA=33
    I know I need to add the chlorine, but I believe the rest of the numbers are within a decent range.

    ALSO, the water is getting green, do I need to SLAM it?
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    Re: Basic test kit, numbers.

    The chlorine level is too low for your CYA level .. and if it is turning green, you need to SLAM. Although you can not do that without the FAS-DPD chlorine test.
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    Re: Basic test kit, numbers.

    You can throw a jug of bleach in there. When does your kit arrive? Do you have muriatic acid (MA) on hand? If not, pick up a gallon for future use.

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    Re: Basic test kit, numbers.

    What he said ^^^

    To save some future grief and buying a lot of extra bleach in the future, you can try to maintain 12 FC every day by using poolmath. Take your reading, plug it into poolmath as the Now and use 12 for Target. That'll keep it from getting worse. It might even clear things, but you can't consider the SLAMfinished until you've gotten accurate measurements with the FAS-DPD chlorine test. This is just a stopgap procedure so your pool doesn't turn into lime jello while you're waiting for the TF100.
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    Re: Basic test kit, numbers.

    So, add the chlorine. Then when I get that test, SLAM? This is the test I bought.

    http://www.amazon.com/Arch-Chemical-...6+way+test+kit

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    I should have the tf100 around the 1st. Just had to shell out 500 for deductible on insurance. That hurt.
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    Re: Basic test kit, numbers.

    You could assume your FC is 1ppm.
    Use PoolMath to target 12ppm (your shock level for CYA of 30ppm)
    Add that amount of bleach.
    Add 1 bottle of bleach daily after that until your FAS-DPD test kit arrives.
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    Re: Basic test kit, numbers.

    If you didn't order the TF100, then for now, order a FAS-DPD kit. What you want is the K-1515C.

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    Re: Basic test kit, numbers.

    Will do! I bought 10 gallons of 10% bleach. Hope I can stretch it out. Also, just bought this:
    http://www.maytronicsus.com/resident...eluxe/deluxe-4
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    Re: Basic test kit, numbers.

    Lots of cross-posting. If the TF100 is on order, no need to get the 1515.

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    Re: Basic test kit, numbers.

    Sorry, I'm just new and feel like its getting out of hand. The tf100 is on back order, and I hope to get mine by the 3rd with the holiday.
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    Re: Basic test kit, numbers.

    Back order? who did you order from?
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    Re: Basic test kit, numbers.

    Amazon. I have prime, so free 2 day shipping.
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    Re: Basic test kit, numbers.

    The TF-100 is not sold on Amazon ... only tftestkits.net or poolsupplyworld.com
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    Re: Basic test kit, numbers.

    Ahhhhh! Ordered while tired. It was the tf2006. I canceled order though, since back ordered and all. Will jump on tftestkits later and order the correct kit. Thanks.
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    Re: Basic test kit, numbers.

    PSW would be quicker, they are in CA ... TFtestkits is in NC.

    The K-2006 is fine, just a little short on some reagents.
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    Re: Basic test kit, numbers.

    Thanks again, cheers to a non green pool!
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