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    Pool New Test

    Got my TFT100 yesterday and did some tests. Here are the results I came up with. Not sure on CYA if i did it right or not but I filled the entire cylinder so assume that means 0? I have not ran the salt generator yet was waiting for the salt test to come in with this kit. Where do I start? I have a bunch of the hth super shock left from last season before I found TFP site. Can I use that to get some of these numbers up? Just need a push on which to start with.

    FC 0
    tc 0
    CH 475
    TA 400
    cya 0
    ph 8.2
    salt 2800
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    Re: Pool New Test

    I'd use some plain bleach to get that FC to 4 IMMEDIATELY! Lower your PH to mid 7 range with muriatic acid. That SWG is gonna require your CYA to be in the 70 to 80 range. Your TA is sky high. read in Pool School the process on how to lower that.
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    Re: Pool New Test

    Be sure to follow the process on the TA test. Not wiping the tip and holding the bottle vertically will result in an artificially high reading.

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    Re: Pool New Test

    Ahh that makes a difference. I put in 25 drops so 250 is when the water turns shade of pink.
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    Re: Pool New Test

    Added the 45 oz of chlorine now off to find the acid and stabilizer.

    Thanks for all the help guys. been quite the process but this TFT kit sure helps read things.
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    Re: Pool New Test

    Just curious. Where would I have read about wiping the tip and not holding the bottle vertical for the TA test? I've not seen that anywhere. In fact the test kit says to be sure to hold the bottle vertically and does not mention wiping anything.
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    Re: Pool New Test

    The tftestkits instructions say to wipe the tip.

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    Total Alkalinity test*– TA has a buffering affect on pH, preventing it from moving suddenly. Good TA readings will be around 70-90 for salt pools and 100-120 for normal pools *
    1. Rinse and fill the clear plastic cylinder to the 25ml mark*
    2. Add two drops of*R-0007*and mix. Then, add 5 drops of*R-0008*and mix again. Solution will turn green.*
    3. Add*R-0009*one drop at a time, swirling between each drop. Wipe the tip of the bottle after every drop with a damp cloth. Continue ‘til color changes to red. Multiply the number of drops you added times 10.*(11 drops = T/A 110) Record it.* TA can vary widely. but a range of 70-120 normally works well.

    NOTE:*In the presence of high chlorine, initial color may be blue and shift to yellow.*Test is still valid.
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