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    TF-100 missing blue scoop

    Hi,
    I took the cover off my pool yesterday and was hoping to test the water with TF-100 test kit so that I can start shocking the pool. However my kit is missing the little blue scoop for R-0870 powder. I contacted TFTestkits, but in the meantime is there any other way I can measure the powder so that I can perform the tests to avoid further delays?

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    Andrew

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    Re: TF-100 missing blue scoop

    Just find something you can use in the meantime to get out a scoop about the size of a wooden match tip. Perhaps a touch more, and it will be plenty close enough.
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    Re: TF-100 missing blue scoop

    There is no real measuring required. You can not use too much powder, but too little can cause issues. Using the tip of a popsicle stick is likely more than enough.
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    Re: TF-100 missing blue scoop

    I thought mine was missing too, and used a tiny little measuring spoon I had for a while. Then once, I was cleaning the inside of the plastic box and it fell out.
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    Re: TF-100 missing blue scoop

    Welcome!

    It doesn't take very much - the tip of a popsicle stick or a wooden coffee stirrer will work as a scoop. After you mix it in, if there's one or two undissolved granules in the cylinder, you have enough powder.
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    Re: TF-100 missing blue scoop

    Thank you for the advice, I ended up using the end of a pen cap

    One other question if I may. I test the water in the house and grab a sample of pool water (from 18" underwater) in one of these bottles:
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-...ottle/14964974
    That should be fine to do right?

    Thanks.

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    Re: TF-100 missing blue scoop

    Sure. That ought to work great. Rinse it a couple times in the pool, then push it under upside down and when you right it under water, it will fill up with water from that depth.
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    Re: TF-100 missing blue scoop

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Sure. That ought to work great. Rinse it a couple times in the pool, then push it under upside down and when you right it under water, it will fill up with water from that depth.
    I like to keep my arms dry so I use a 4' section of 1/2" ID PVC for sampling. Also lets me easily sample from about 3' deep in the deep end.
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