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    I need clarification on TF-100 tests

    Using the FT-100 kit.
    Testing for TA
    The procedure says to add 25 ml of pool water, then 2 drops of R-0007, swirl, add 5 drops of R-0008, swirl.
    count as you add R-0009 while swirling between drops. when it changes to Pink, Am I supposed to continue adding drops?
    the instructions seem to say to, until it stops getting More pink, but don't count the last drop because it didn't make it pink'er. (if that is a real word)

    CH test procedure question.
    Kinda the same but, when adding R-0012, i keep adding R-0012 until the solution just stops changing, right???

    I just want to make sure I am supposed to keep adding until the color quits getting darker/brighter of the color, as opposed to the solution just turning pink keep adding until the darkest pink is obtained, then don't count the last drop.

    I hope I am making sense or explaining myself well.
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    Re: I need clarification on TF-100 tests

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoGeek View Post

    I just want to make sure I am supposed to keep adding until the color quits getting darker/brighter of the color, as opposed to the solution just turning pink keep adding until the darkest pink is obtained, then don't count the last drop.

    I hope I am making sense or explaining myself well.
    You make sense

    The tests you're asking about are a color change that you are looking for. When adding another drop no longer produces a shift in color, subtract that drop and count what you had. Same with FC.
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    Re: I need clarification on TF-100 tests

    Once the color changes based on instructions, add another drop to make sure the color does not change, either lighter or darker based on instructions. Then do not count the last drop. Very important to wipe the dropper bottle for the TA test or you may get a false reading.

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    Re: I need clarification on TF-100 tests

    Can you use the speed stir for these tests?
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    Re: I need clarification on TF-100 tests

    Quote Originally Posted by ennazus View Post
    Can you use the speed stir for these tests?
    absolutely! That's exactly what it's for.
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    Re: I need clarification on TF-100 tests

    They will both start to shift to gray when you get close... the next drop will be a significant color change then the one after that will be the solid change. Add one more after that and it shouldn't shift anymore
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    Re: I need clarification on TF-100 tests

    Excellent, Thank You!
    I thought it was about when the changes cease to change more but assumed I may be getting to anal.
    I'm not obsessive, I just want to get it right!
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