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    Free chlorine with OTO test kit

    Hello,

    I have read here: oto-test-for-chlorine-i-am-quite-confused-help-t4994.html That you can indeed see what the free chlorine is.
    Can some one or Jasonlion explain how you do that?
    When I do the test with oto, when I put the 5 drops in the water you can see a color formation is this the free chlorine or is de color formation at the first drop the free chlorine or must I steer the solution first to see for some second the free chlorine?

    Thanks,
    JJ
    Buried oval above ground pool, 12x24, 7000gal
    Using the BBB method
    Sand filter 45kg, Pump 1000gph.
    Living in Portugal, Europe.

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    Re: Free chlorine with OTO test kit

    As soon as you invert the sample tube then flip it back over *don't shake*, BAM! That's your FC. Wait a few seconds and that's your TC. The difference being CCs.

    As Jason said, it can be hard to see. Also, anything less than about 1/1.5 CCs and you won't see it.

    Do you have the FAS-DPD test with the powder and clear drops, like what comes in the TF100 kit?

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    Re: Free chlorine with OTO test kit

    I have the 2 way test kit that wil test for PH and TC. No other test kits are available here in Portugal

    P.S.
    I have completed my profile.

    Thanks,
    JJ
    Buried oval above ground pool, 12x24, 7000gal
    Using the BBB method
    Sand filter 45kg, Pump 1000gph.
    Living in Portugal, Europe.

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    Re: Free chlorine with OTO test kit

    Sorry to hear you have had such trouble getting a proper test kit over there.

    Have you looked at this thread?
    pool-test-kits-in-europe-what-i-learned-so-far-t52074.html
    Thanks for reading... - Tony
    Da' Pool: Intex 15'x42" 3284gal AGP EasySet (Inflatable Ring) - (Summer 2014: 27' round EW /w 6.5' deep end @ 22,500gal)
    Pump & Cart Mod: 1000gph Cart. 5ft² - 2 nylons, 24/7 OP. Traps bugs/bits, lasts longer/cleans easier = Happier Pool Owner!!
    The Bible for a "Trouble Free Pool" life = PoolSchool, the BBB method a TF100 test kit(Recommend Kits Compared). - Cleaning a Sand Filter
    Water looks like GLASS, if yours doesn't...SLAM IT! Feels nice and never been happier!!! :D

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    Re: Free chlorine with OTO test kit

    Also see this post for somewhere that seems to distribute the Taylor kits out of Spain:

    taylor-k-2006-in-mucia-spain-t47781.html?hilit=taylor%20europe
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