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    How Red is Red?

    TF-100 Test kit came today. Only real question is reading the TA. Is it considered red when the water turns pink/deep pink? numbers:
    12:30pm . . . .7:45pm
    FC=18.5 . . . . FC=13
    CC=3.5 . . . . .CC= XX
    TC=22.0 . . . .TC= XX
    pH=7.5 . . . . .pH=7.2
    TA=130 . . . . TA=140
    CYA=25 . . . . CYA=30
    Stabilizer dissolving in sock put in 7/24 when CYA was 0 according to pool store guy. I'm afraid I'm being too exact as to what is "red", in which case my TAs are actually lower. Thanks
    24' Round,Vinyl, 13500 gal AG/Haywood 200S Filter/not sure of size or flow rate/TF100 Test Kit

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    Re: How Red is Red?

    Once the water turns pink, add another drop, if the water color gets more pink, then count the drop, if the color does not change, then don't count the drop.

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    Re: How Red is Red?

    It's not really red, it's more of a Barbie pink
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    Re: How Red is Red?

    Wasn't a Barbie kinda gal growing up, but my daughter was and Barbie Pink explains the color perfectly!! I think I went a little beyond, now I feel better that TA isn't really that high. Thanks. This is like doing lab work at the animal hospital I work at, which I rather enjoy. Maybe I'm not such a reluctant chemist?
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    Re: How Red is Red?

    What JamesW said.
    It doesn't really matter what shade of red it is. The endpoint is when you're adding drops and the color changes, keep adding drops until you add a drop that doesn't change the color and don't count that last drop.
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    Re: How Red is Red?

    Advice taken this morning, TA was 110. Rest of numbers...FC=10, CC=2, TC=12, pH=7.2, CYA=30. FC dropped 3 overnight and water still cloudy, so am continuing to add chlorine and nag hubby to brush & vacumn. I must say, I feel I could become addicted to testing
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    Re: How Red is Red?

    I'd even bump the FC up to about 13 or so each time, given you lost 3 ppm overnight. Keep at it and you'll get there soon.
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    Re: How Red is Red?

    Per Pool Calculator, did add chlorine for a FC target of 13. Will attempt to maintain it there. Thank, lfk
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