I figured out the pH, TA, CH and CYA tests but am stumped on the Chlorine test.
Please review and advise to me if/where I am wrong. Sorry for being verbose but I am trying to prevent assumptions. I need all the help I can get as you will see.
Step 1: Rinse and fill vial. I am doing the 10mL sample.
Step 2: Add 2 dippers (scoops, right?) R0870 (DPD powder). Swirl. If FC is present, sample will turn pink.
Result: Sample did NOT turn pink. So I added 1 more scoop of DPD powder and it turned light pink. Should I have done that? or should I have stopped with just a clear sample at 2 scoops?
Step 3: Add R0871 (FAS DPD Titrating Reagent) dropwise, swirl, count, etc from pink to colorless.
Result: 2 drops to colorless
Step 4: Multiply drops in Step 3 by drop equiv. Record as PPM FC.
Result: 2 x .5 ppm = 1 FC (Right? I am feeling really stupid right now)
Step 5: Add 5 drops R0003 (DPD Reagent). Swirl. If CC is present, sample will turn pink.
Result: Light Pink.
Step 6: Add R0871 (FAS DPD Titrating Reagent) dropwise, swirl, count, etc from pink to colorless.
Result: 1 drop to colorless.
Step 7: Multiply drops in Step 6 by drop equiv. Record as PPM CC.
Result: 1 x .5 ppm = .5 (right...?)
If by some miracle I did all this right, my TC is 1.5, which is horrible. I have asked hubby to pick up 10 bags of salt on his way home from work. The Aqua-Rite says 200. I have never seen it that low.
THANK YOU for your time and advice/suggestions. It's been a rough Monday and I really appreciate you all being there for newbies like me.