Hi again -
I am trying to figure out how to use the Tayor K-2006 test kit that this site recommends. I want to check my FC and want to make sure I understand the instructions.
The part that says 1 drop - .2 PPM use 25 ml sample and 1 drop - .5 PPM use 10 ml sample. Does that simply mean that if I fill the tube to the 10 ml line, when I multiple the drops I would muliply it by .5? For example, if I added 10 drops of R0871 unti the water changed from pink to colorless, I would then multiple 10 by .5 and my FC would be 5 PPM? Do I have that right?
If I understand the directions, I would fill the tube to 10 ml (or 25 ml), add R0870 (swirling until dissolved) until the water stays pink. I would then add R0871 swirling and counting each drop until the color changes from pink to colorless. Multiply the drops by the drop equivalence (.2 or .5). That woud give me the PPM of FC.
Then I would add 5 drops of R0003, if CC is present, the water will turn pink. I would then add R0871 swirling, and counting the drops until the color changes from pink to colorless. Then multiply the drops by the drop equivalence (.2 or .5) to get PPM of CC.
In the winter, how often do I need to check my FC? I live on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. Temps are in the 70's right now, but will soon dip into the 40's and 50's.
I am also concerned about my CYA level. Unfortunatey, we have a lot of the chlorine tablets that contain stabilizer. Can we discontinue using this in the winter and just shock the pool every 7 to 10 days? We will discontinue using the chlorine tablets for good when we run out and switch over to bleach.
I'm thankful for this site. This is our first summer with our pool and we have a lot to learn.