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    Just dropped bottle of OTO in pool

    This week, I moved to a new home that has a swimming pool. I've never had a pool before, so I've just started learning about taking care of one. I stupidly bought a cheap water test set from academy to check the alkalinaty, pH, and chlorine levels. Well, today I was testing the chlorine for the first time. Previously, I was careful to test over the pavement but today I was in a hurry and stupidly had the test tube over the water. Well, the dropper part of the bottle was never even secured properly and when I squeezed it fell out and dumped about 2/3rds of the bottle before I could react. The pool is 26,600 gallons. On top of all this, I don't have Internet at this house yet, and the 3G that I'm using to post this is very spotty. What do I need to do to make my pool safe again? Thank you for any advice. This was definitely not the way I wanted to start off with my first pool.

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    Re: Just dropped bottle of OTO in pool

    You didn't hurt anything. Finish the test with the reagent you have left and raise the FC to where it should be and go swimming. There's nothing to worry about.

    I wouldn't pour gallons of the stuff in the pool but oz isn't going to hurt anything.
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    Re: Just dropped bottle of OTO in pool

    Thank you so much. After I calmed down, I realized that it would probably dilute enough to be safe, but I wanted to get a second opinion before I proceeded.

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    Re: Just dropped bottle of OTO in pool

    No worries.......dilution is the solution.

    So, were you able to tell you had chlorine? Some pool guys put a drop right in to see about chlorine level...sometimes in lieu of testing!
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    Re: Just dropped bottle of OTO in pool

    Quote Originally Posted by YH5
    This week, I moved to a new home that has a swimming pool. I've never had a pool before, so I've just started learning about taking care of one. I stupidly bought a cheap water test set from academy to check the alkalinaty, pH, and chlorine levels.
    I would highly recommend you get a TF-100 test kit! *Mine* hasn't jumped into the pool yet, its so reliable

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