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    first time test with TF-100

    This is my first test with my new TF-100 kit. I must say I am impressed how it works it gives you an exact # no guessing
    here are my results providing I counted the drops and did not miss one

    T.C. = 6.5
    F.C. = 6
    C.C. = 0.5
    P.H. = 7.2 - 7.4
    T.A. = 90
    C.H. = 225
    CYA = 40

    Note : cya was added 5 days ago so im not sure if this reading is true. (tfp says it may take one week for cya to show up)

    I would say ph is not swinging around.... last week water tested at pool store P.H. was 7.8
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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    Looking good
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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    I was hoping so. thanks for your input

    so as of right now add nothing to pool right ?
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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    spot on. enjoy it!
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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    quick question,

    if c.c. stays at or below 0.5 no need to slam right ?

    add a stick of chlorine when F.C. goes under ?

    when to test again ?
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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    Quote Originally Posted by careingemt View Post
    quick question,

    if c.c. stays at or below 0.5 no need to slam right ?

    add a stick of chlorine when F.C. goes under ?

    when to test again ?
    Treat .5 or less CC as zero. So no need to SLAM.

    Your CYA is already at leat 40. Why would you want to use chlorine sticks? They just drive CYA up and pH down.

    Test FC and pH every day. The others less frequently.
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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    I guess I don't want to create a problem with son he has allergies I know he was fine last year. Scared I guess ... he had heart surgery @ 3 mths old been through alot

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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    Maybe I will consider liquid chlorine

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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    Quote Originally Posted by careingemt View Post
    I guess I don't want to create a problem with son he has allergies I know he was fine last year. Scared I guess ... he had heart surgery @ 3 mths old been through a lot
    If you are concerned about your son's immune system, keeping an adequate FC level is key. Using liquid chlorine to maintain FC has the added benefit of not affecting your pool's chemistry in other ways such as lowering the pH or increasing the CYA, which will cause problems down the road by requiring higher levels of FC to keep the pool adequately sanitized.
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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    Definitely a good idea. After you understand the side effects (from other ingredients) of the other chlorine options you'll find yourself reluctantly concluding that "liquid chlorine" (chlorinating liquid) is the best choice.

    You'll probably also find yourself thinking "if only they made <solid chlorine product> without <ingredient, CH or CYA> my life would be so much easier"
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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    I'll toss in two points. Medical related.

    (cardiac) I can say if(per his MD) it is safe for your son to swim in any pool, a pool chlorinated with liquid chlorine aka bleach is perfectly safe.

    (allergies)There are actually less ingredients in Liquid chlorine than in the Chlorine sticks. So knowing this you're at less risk for an allergic reaction with liquid chlorine.

    I applaud your care and caution, these things seem less and less common.
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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    If you continue to use our methods, it is a near certainty that your pool will be far cleaner and safer than any hotel/waterpark/public pool you've ever been in.
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    New test results

    Please do not start a new thread for every set of test results. Keeping it all together keeps your story together. Thanks, jblizzle

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    PH. 7.2
    fc. 4
    cc. .5
    Tc 4.5
    CH. 225
    ta. 80
    cya. 23 - 28

    Not sure if cya is accurate



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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    Sorry .... won't do it again

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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    First there is no way the CYA should have dropped from 40 to under 30 unless you replaced a lot of water. Are you doing it in bright indirect light with the tube at your waist?

    Everything else is fine.
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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    Honestly ..... I don't know if 40 was right. ...... guess I need to practice

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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    Tube at waist .... all tests done in garage under florescent lights and 2. 40 watt bulbs tests done after I put son to bed at 9 pm

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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    The CYA test should really be outside with the sun providing the indirect light.
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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    Well then cya is totally inaccurate

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    Re: first time test with TF-100

    TESTED WITH TFT 100

    PH - 7.2
    FC. - 9
    CC. - .5
    TC. - 9.5
    CH - 175
    TA. - 80

    CYA

    TESTED. AT. POOL STORE
    DROP TEST

    CYA. - 40


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