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    chlorine question

    I have a swg pool running on a 6 hr timer with my 2650 gallon pump running 8 hrs. The pump starts at about 9am the swg at about 9:15am. The sun is right on the pool daily.

    My kids were out of the pool for one month. Now that their back in the water &i went back to daily testing, i noticed my chlorine is staying at an orange level even with 6 kids in the pool daily & direct sunlight.

    I did the dpd fas test my FC was only 5 my CC was .5

    But the OTO is dark orange.

    PH is about 7.5

    What do you all suggest.

    Thanks
    18X48 Intex Metal Frame - about 6000 gallons, Intex 2,650-Gallon Sand Filter Pump, Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Filtration System, BBB care method

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    Re: chlorine question

    What is your CYA? Could you post a full set of test results?
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    Re: chlorine question

    My CYA is about 75

    I haven't fine an ALK test recently
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    Re: chlorine question

    Normally I would say trust your FAS-DPD test, but are you saying that the OTO chlorine test is showing orange? How much of the R-0870 powder are you using with the FAS-DPD test? Are you using a heaping spoonful? If you are, try it with two heaping spoonfuls, in case your FC is really high and you haven't been putting enough in.

    Here are the extended test kit instructions for the FAS-DPD test: http://www.troublefreepool.com/exten...1.html#p206393
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    Re: chlorine question

    Yes my oto I'd orange and I'll try with 2 heaping spoonfuls thanks
    18X48 Intex Metal Frame - about 6000 gallons, Intex 2,650-Gallon Sand Filter Pump, Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Filtration System, BBB care method

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