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    Test kit finally here! First result and a question

    My question first...since the TF100 instructions say it's best to check inside, do you fill vials outside and bring them in, or transport using another method? I will most likely be checking first thing in the morning, but since I just got the kit I brought a tub of water inside after swimming and this is what I got. May not be the best method...I'm not sure.

    Ph7.2
    FC 3.5
    CC .5
    TC 4
    CH 275
    TA 100
    CYA 100, I think. Not sure about that test just yet.

    What do you think?
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    Re: Test kit finally here! First result and a question

    Well, one thing the pool stores around here are good for is giving you a free bottle to bring in a water sample

    I have a few different squeeze bottles that I use to take a sample in the house. You should test the FC and pH right away as they can change, but the rest are not affected by some delay.

    If that CYA is right, then you are going to have to start replacing water to get it back to a manageable level. You FC is WAY too low for that high a CYA according to the FC/CYA Chart.
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    Re: Test kit finally here! First result and a question

    I would suggest redoing the CYA test, outside.

    Hold the test cylinder at waist level, and slowly add the mixture to it. You can pour the mix back into the mixing bottle and recheck several times and average your findings.
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    Re: Test kit finally here! First result and a question

    Good point. The CYA test should be done outside in bright indirect light.
    Here is more info: Extended Test Instructions
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    Re: Test kit finally here! First result and a question

    Personally I get my sample out of the pool in an old measuring cup
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    Re: Test kit finally here! First result and a question

    Thanks everyone! I'm definitely not confident about the cya as I ran the test inside- will definitely recheck it tomorrow. Thanks for the tips and links!
    NE Louisiana
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    Hayward Super Pump 1.5HP
    Intermatic timer, ~8hr/day
    Sand filter

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