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Thread: Greetings from Sydney, Australia

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    Nigel_Mulvey's Avatar
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    Dec 2014
    Sydney, Australia

    Greetings from Sydney, Australia

    I thought I'd do the polite thing and introduce myself before I put toward a few questions. My name is Nigel and I live in the Macarthur area of Sydney. I have a pool that has been neglected for over a year and I had just started throwing cash at my local pool store owner when I discovered this forum. It all seems to make so much sense. I will be ordering a decent test kit but it will most likely be a couple of weeks before it arrives. The water is no longer as green as it was, since studying the forum I had the water tested at my local shop and ph and CYA were in range (several days ago now) and I've put in about 40ltrs of liquid chlorine over a few days. As I don't want to go backwards while I'm waiting for my test kit, is there any benefit in getting some testing strips? I've rad many comments about how inaccurate they are but I'm just looking for a temporary strategy while waiting for my K2006 test kit to arrive.

    Sorry I've probably rabbited on a bit for an introductory post but thanks in anticipation.
    Nigel Mulvey

    35k litres; IG fibreglass; ?? HP Davey Silensor pump; 100 ft2 cartridge filter; Saltmate RP20 SWG.
    Taylor K2006 Testing Kit

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    Administrator Leebo's Avatar
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    Jul 2011
    Eastern Ohio

    Re: Greetings from Sydney, Australia

    Welcome to TFP! We look forward to seeing more of you on the forum!!

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    Elverson Pa.

    Re: Greetings from Sydney, Australia

    Welcome to TFP !
    Don't waste your money or time with test strips. Keep adding liquid chlorine to hold things at bay till your kit arrives. Post up a full set of test results when you get it and we can get you pointed in the right direction.
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia

    Re: Greetings from Sydney, Australia

    unfortunately test strips are only good to around 5ppm free chlorine and highly inaccurate
    over 5ppm FC the strips bleach out and read as no chlorine
    to slam you are probably looking at a much higher figure depending on CYA level
    post your test results and how they were obtained, and water appearance
    even poolstore is better than nothing (but only just)
    water looks green
    ??? FC
    ??? CC
    ??? PH
    ??? TA
    ??? CH
    ??? CYA
    test results from local pool store
    SWG inground peanut shaped painted concrete pool
    50,000 litres 13,000 gallons
    Lincoln Salt Chlorinator, 25 gram cell Sand Filter
    Taylor K2006-C test kit, Taylor K-1766 salt test
    are you taking care of your pool or is the poolshop taking care of you

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    South Carolina

    Re: Greetings from Sydney, Australia

    Welcome to the forum, Nigel

    We are glad to have you.
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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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