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    Helpful Tips

    I've been doing BBB for about 10 months and am certainly no expert.
    I have found a few things that make everything much easier.
    I'd like to share them.

    1. 2' of 1/2" PVC - Costs about $2.00. It lets you take your water samples 18" deep without getting on your knees and dipping your arm in the water. (I was told about this on this forum. I don't remember who told me but I thank them)

    2. Child's oral syringe - They cost a little over $1.00 at any pharmacy. They let you hit the right water measurement marks instantly, without retries.
    They look like this http://sciencebasedpharmacy.wordpres...dosing-errors/
    Get the 10 ml size.

    3. R-7065 CYA Standard Solution . I think you're wasting your time doing the CYA test without this. It's a standardized 50 ppm solution. You can use it to determine the proper lighting and distance from your eyes to hold the test vial. I was 30 ppm off on my CYA measurements until I got a bottle of this. The day I tested my water I found I needed to hold the vial about 4" under my chin rather than at waist level. It all depends on your vision and the lighting and it varies between people and circumstances.
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    Helpful Tips

    Thanks for the tips ! Good job. 😎
    Jeff
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    Re: Helpful Tips

    How do you collect the water with the PVC as opposed to an upside down plastic bottle?
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    Re: Helpful Tips

    Quote Originally Posted by pakrh8r View Post
    How do you collect the water with the PVC as opposed to an upside down plastic bottle?
    Rinse the pipe, cap the end with your thumb, stick it in the water, uncap it and let it fill, cap it again and lift it out and let it run into your bottle. Saves sticking your arm in up to the elbow. Especially in winter when the water is cold.
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    Re: Helpful Tips

    i'm 6'3" and too old to bend over that far
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    Re: Helpful Tips

    Quote Originally Posted by timerguy View Post
    i'm 6'3" and too old to bend over that farr
    I use a 4' PVC pipe. myself.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Helpful Tips

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Rinse the pipe, cap the end with your thumb, stick it in the water, uncap it and let it fill, cap it again and lift it out and let it run into your bottle. Saves sticking your arm in up to the elbow. Especially in winter when the water is cold.
    Thanks, BillB and thanks Richard, I was wondering how that all would work. Now I can save my knees
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    Re: Helpful Tips

    Very clever. I'll have to try that. Thanks.


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