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    Use for test strips!

    I know these things are frowned upon... but I ran out of 0870 and 0871 while Slamming (fortunately right at the end), have to wait a day or 2 for new to arrive. Previous owner used pool service and strips, so I had some. Put a strip in and FC reads deep purple (= +10). As long as I test purple I can hold off adding Clorox. Just hope the chemicals get here soon! I assume they are accurate enough to be within 2 or 3 ppm. I HATE going to the pool store for anything.
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    Re: Use for test strips!

    Perhaps it's better than nothing at all for a couple of days.

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    Re: Use for test strips!

    I know measuring pH is useless with high FC, but I "typically" have to add 16 oz every other day. It's been 3 days from when I started slamming (I'm done). Should I add a quart of acid just as an estimate to what I know it'll need, or just wait until FC goes to 5 or 6? Shouldn't mess anything should it?
    IG pebble, 15,000 gallon
    48 PentAir DE Filter with backwash valve
    PentAir Whisperflo pump with 1hp 2-speed motor
    Aquabot 4WD, Poolskim
    Intermatic Dual Timeclock with freezeguard
    DIY chlorine feed
    BBB

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    Re: Use for test strips!

    I would wait until FC drops below 10 ppm before testing pH. Maybe your reagents will arrive by then.
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