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    dpd powder

    My dpd powder is always sticking to the inside of the dipper, and so i dont know if i am getting the proper amount of dpd powder in the mixture. How much will this throw off my results?

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: dpd powder

    How much will this throw off my results?
    None. The amount of powder used is very non-critical. As long as the solution turns pink, you have used enough powder.
    Dave S.
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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: dpd powder

    I keep a folded paper towel in the little scoop compartment and my dipper laying on it. That keeps it dry so the dpd powder doesn't stick to it.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: dpd powder

    awesome thanks!

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    San Diego, CA

    Re: dpd powder

    I keep a toothpick in the kit to scrape off the scooper when it get crusty.
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    The Triangle, NC

    Re: dpd powder

    We rinse our little blue scoop under the sink faucet when we are finished testing and then blow into it/on it to get the water out of that little scoop cup before hanging it on the lid of the DPD powder container. We've never had any crusting or accumulation.

    23,600 gallon, refurbished 1960's inground concrete, Jandy sand filter w Jandy 2 hp variable speed pump, Pool Pilot Digital SWCG+Chemtrol 2100+CO2 tank; PebbleTec White Pearl with 10% Cobalt Blue Dark Beadcrete by Olympic Pool Plastering, Georgia. Taylor K-2006 Test Kit; Aqua Check Salt test; LaMotte borates test, and Jack's Magic Sequest test kit; SparklyPoolitis level: extremely high.

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    Greentown, IN

    Re: dpd powder

    I use the paper towel trick too... I like the little place in the test kit for it but it always seemed to stay wet.

    I usually stir my solution w/it and then just lay it in the paper towel I've put in the corner of my box when I'm done. It's ready the next time I need it.
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