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    Angry Brain Fart of the Year...

    Today I discovered I was using a 25mL sample for the .5 ppm drop test instead of a 10mL sample...and did it all last year, too!!!!!

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    Re: Brain Fart of the Year...

    heh heh, I did the same thing several years ago and went into a panic Made myself calm down, realized my boo boo, felt better! That is one reason I always tell folks to wait a while and retest. BTDT
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    Re: Brain Fart of the Year...

    I noticed when pool math was off by close to 10ppm for the amount of bleach I added. After adjusting, it was right on. Sad because I did not let the kids swim yesterday because chlorine was above shock level. When it was esentiall half of what i thought.
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    Re: Brain Fart of the Year...

    Quote Originally Posted by aasbury View Post
    I noticed when pool math was off by close to 10ppm for the amount of bleach I added. After adjusting, it was right on. Sad because I did not let the kids swim yesterday because chlorine was above shock level. When it was esentiall half of what i thought.
    ooh, maybe do not tell them!

    They might get a little that they missed a day of swims for NO reason

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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: Brain Fart of the Year...

    Quote Originally Posted by aasbury View Post
    Today I discovered I was using a 25mL sample for the .5 ppm drop test instead of a 10mL sample...and did it all last year, too!!!!!
    I think all of us have grabbed the wrong bottle or sample tube a few times.
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    Re: Brain Fart of the Year...

    Like counting in R-0003 instead of R-0871? Oops!
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