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    Any tricks to measuring CYA?

    Its the one test I have trouble with. Like how far should the dot disapear. Test outside in sunlight? Inside?

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    Re: Any tricks to measuring CYA?

    Letting the water get to room temperature helps. But since your in FL that's probably not a problem. I do the at the waste line hold the vile and look down the tube, when the dot is completely gone that's your CYA amount.
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    Re: Any tricks to measuring CYA?

    Here is Jason's Extended testing direction on CYA:
    extended-test-kit-directions-t25081.html#p206397
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    Re: Any tricks to measuring CYA?

    Not sure if you have read this yet? http://www.troublefreepool.com/exten...1.html#p206397 There is a link in there to a picture on the Taylor page that shows what the dot should look like when gone.

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    Re: Any tricks to measuring CYA?

    I think the best thing to do is order some 50 ppm standard and use that to fine tune your testing. That way you can find out what dofferent lighting levels, etc does to your judgement.
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    Any tricks to measuring CYA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    I think the best thing to do is order some 50 ppm standard and use that to fine tune your testing. That way you can find out what dofferent lighting levels, etc does to your judgement.
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    Re: Any tricks to measuring CYA?

    TF TestKits carries it, as do a number of other Internet vendors.
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    Any tricks to measuring CYA?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    TF TestKits carries it, as do a number of other Internet vendors.
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