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Thread: Hello Linda Friesen from Sunny San Diego

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    Cool Hello Linda Friesen from Sunny San Diego

    Hello, Just found your site yesterday while researching how to remove yellow algae from your pool. I have recently taken over the pool testing of our pool as my wife seems to be a bit lazy about testing regularly. We had bought a test kit from Leslies and it only had the DPD chlorine test so last night I purchased the FAS/DPD chlorine test kit separate and now wish I had purchased the stir kit....So thank you for all the info, look forward to clear chemically balanced pools!!
    Thank you
    Linda Friesen

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    Re: Hello Linda Friesen from Sunny San Diego

    Hello and welcome to TFP! Once you receive the FAS-DPD, let us know if you have any questions about testing or performing a TFP "SLAM" to remove algae. Great to have you with us.
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    Re: Hello Linda Friesen from Sunny San Diego

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    Re: Hello Linda Friesen from Sunny San Diego

    Thank you and look forward to all your advice and expertise

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    Re: Hello Linda Friesen from Sunny San Diego

    So I received my FAS-DPD chlorine drop test:
    I did the 25 ml water sample test, it says to use 2 scoops powder and swirl...what if it turns pink with one scoop? use only 1 or use the 2

    For these test results I did use 2 as directions said:
    took 24 drops r-0871 to turn clear
    so 24 x2 = 48ppm Free Chlorine?
    added the 5 drops r-0003 barely turned pink very blush
    took 1 drop of the R-0871 to turn clear
    so my Combined chlorine is 2 ppm?

    rereading the pool chemistry section
    24 drops x.2 ppm = 4.8 ppm x 2 scoop = 9.6 ppm free chlorine?
    Not sure if I'm doing this right and if my test results are off
    any input would be helpful

    New test : following directions on site pool chemistry
    filled to 10ml
    2 scoops powder
    10 drops of R0871 to turn clear
    added the 5 drops of R-0003 honestly if it's pink it's very blush so it would be 1 drop or less to turn clear again
    my test water was a cloudy white fyi
    so if I'm reading this right
    my FC= 5
    CC= 0 to .5pm thinking my above test with the 25ml read at 2ppm so it would be .2ppm

    My free chlorine makes sense as yesterday the pool was a little cloudy due to me forgetting to go get chlorine earlier in the week. Added 2 gallons just yesterday
    pool is crystal clear this morning, our stabilizer puck holder had got taken out of pool and we forgot to put it back in so the stabilizer is on the low side.
    So I think I know how to take the test now, please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong
    Last edited by ddanderson2024; 08-30-2016 at 11:42 AM. Reason: retested

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    Re: Hello Linda Friesen from Sunny San Diego


    If you are using the 25ml sample, multiply drops by 0.2

    Your 24 drops x 0.2 = 4.8ppm

    You can use the 10ml sample size, and you would multiply by 0.5 (or just divide by 2). 24 drops in 10ml = 12ppm. This is accurate enough. This will also help save on testing chemicals.

    One heaping scoop of powder is all that is usually needed.

    Don't hesitate with any other questions you may have.

    Nice to have you here.
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