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Thread: HELP!! Alternative for R-0871?

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    Jun 2012
    Howard City, MI

    HELP!! Alternative for R-0871?

    I am shocking pool to get rid of algae. I am going through the R-0871 reagent very quickly since I am testing multiple times a day (at least two). I have ordered more but it won't be here for 3 more days. Is there anything else I can do to test my FC? I don't want to have made all this progress on my shocking and then go backwards because I am out of testing reagent.

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: HELP!! Alternative for R-0871?

    By using 5 ml of pool water, instead of 10 ml, you can measure FC so that each drop of R-0871 is 1 ppm, which uses half as much reagent, but is a bit less precise.
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