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    FAS/DPD Chlorine Test kit?

    Hi All,
    I am a convert to the TFP method. Pool is looking good. However, I need to SLAM the pool and therefore ordered the FAS/DPD test kit. It arrived today, I'm excited about getting this SLAM going, but the directions say to add a "heaping scoop" of the powder. The online directions say to use the included 'dipper'. My kit has: A chlorine only bottle, the R0870 container, the R-0871 bottle, and the R-003bottle. What is the 'dipper? Should it have come with my kit? And in the absence of this, can someone tell me what a 'heaping scoop" is? (e.g 1 tsp?????) what? Silly to have paid for a kit without a dipper? But am I missing something here?
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    Re: FAS/DPD Chlorine Test kit?

    This is the dipper: TFTestkits.net

    If it is missing and you got your test from TF Testkits, contact them and they will rectify the situation right away. If you ordered from another source you will need to take it up with them. In the meantime the amount of powder used for a 5 ml sample is about the size of a small pea or the tip of a sharpie, if that gives you a useful idea. Much, much less than a teaspoon.
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    Re: FAS/DPD Chlorine Test kit?

    Where did you buy the kit? If from tftestkits.net I think there should have been a scoop (little blue thing).

    It is not a big deal, a Popsicle stick or similar would work. The amount is like a small BB, much less than pea size. Just add enough that the sample turns a nice pink to start. You can not add too much, but too little could make the end point a little harder to see.

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    Note in the picture that was just linked to the scoop is the small far end, not the flat wider handle.
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    Re: FAS/DPD Chlorine Test kit?

    I would describe the scoop as about the size of a BB.
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    Re: FAS/DPD Chlorine Test kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    I would describe the scoop as about the size of a BB.
    That is the thing I was trying to think of but couldn't come up with. If those darn Starlings were outside my window again I would have thought of it really quick
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    Re: FAS/DPD Chlorine Test kit?

    Think ... the straight clip on Bic pen caps

    Or maybe Air Soft pellets (which are actually a little bigger than you need).
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    Re: FAS/DPD Chlorine Test kit?

    Ok, great! Just what I needed to know. Yeah, got the kit through the TFtests site. I'll contact them...
    thanks all!!!!
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    Re: FAS/DPD Chlorine Test kit?

    Or cut a match head off and use two, possibly three measures for the 10 ml sample.
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