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    Adding 12.5%

    Hello again, I am very new to this method and today was the first day I was not here in the am to check chlorine level
    my K 2006 is not here yet so I did a OTO a few mins ago and it said 0 nada nothing. No yellow at all.
    The pool calculator said add 101 oz to bump fc up to 7 so that is what I put in.
    I leave for work by 6am and it is very dark and very scary out by the pool that early. I have a hard time reading color scale in the house.
    I am considering a SWG for next season to help with my work hours and the fear factor

    Do you think the 7 will be sufficient until tomorrow evening ?
    Or should I bump up the level more?

    I am not sure yet what my cya is because last time pool store checked (more than a week ago) I was at 35
    however before switching I was going thru 4 pucks in my auto chlorinator every 2 or 3 days.. (50 lbs in June) Several others on board thought
    CYA was probably Much higher.. My K-2006 should be here this week.

    Any answers would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you
    14500k inground, vinyl, built in 2007
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    Taylor K 2006

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    Re: Adding 12.5%

    Hard to say is 7ppm is enough or not without knowing the CYA and without knowing if something is growing in the water consuming your FC.
    A "normal" pool once clear and balanced uses 2-4ppm of FC per day.

    The FAS-DPD test in the K-2006 is much more accurate than the OTO test. Once you get the kit, post a full set of results. Until then, just keep adding the FC to keep your OTO test pretty yellow by the time you check it again.
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    Re: Adding 12.5%

    Ok.. that is what I will do
    Thanks for the speedy reply
    14500k inground, vinyl, built in 2007
    Hayward Sand Filter, 1hp Hayward pump, AquaCal electric heat pump
    Taylor K 2006

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