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  1. JillKC

    Hot tub chlorine test using DPD.

    We have a small 350gal hot tub. Using the frog floater for chlorine and BB for TA /pH. When I check chlorine using the FT-100 kit, the water typically stays red or goes clear for less than a minute and returns to red. It reads low to normal when using R-0600. A test strip appears normal. Is...
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    Started Slam...how soon to add more chlorine

    Just providing an update...still in SLAM (since Sunday evening). Did a full test panel and #s are good, TA is a bit high at 100. CYA has held steady at 40. PH 7.2 and even with a hot sunny afternoon, the FC was 14.5 so I think I'm in the homestretch. Just added enough to get to SLAM of 16...
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    Started Slam...how soon to add more chlorine

    Lol! I literally have a "pond suit" that is reserved for pre-pool ownership swimming in our pond & creek so nothing too fancy here 🙂 I was more concerned about the heater - that's way pricier than all my "good swimwear" I'm predicting we will drop down to target overnight anyway. Thanks for the...
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    Started Slam...how soon to add more chlorine

    A couple days into SLAM now - I really appreciate the guidance here! Been adding 12.5% liq bleach as directed by the app. My target is 16. Been at 20 for the past 2 readings (5-6 hours). Hoping for overnight stability (*fingers crossed*). Water remains clear. Any cause for concern that FC is...
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    Started Slam...how soon to add more chlorine

    Dumb Q... I manually vac (no robot) should I get in the pool at these levels?
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    Started Slam...how soon to add more chlorine

    Thank you! I just reached SLAM level of 16. Did a little happy dance. My pool is clear, just not able to keep any chlorine. I'm hoping this will prevent an algae bloom if that's what cooking. Your advise is reassuring as I have to work today. I'll check again tonight and pray that I have...
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    Started Slam...how soon to add more chlorine

    TF-100. FC is done with 10ml of pool water and DPD Powder (R-0870) and FAS/DPD drops (R-0871).
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    Started Slam...how soon to add more chlorine

    First time slaming. A bit confused. Been reading 0 FC for days. CYA is 40. Started slam process this evening with 2G of bleach (12.5%). Waited an hour and just tested. FC is only 6. CC is .5. I was supposed to get to 16 FC. Do I add more bleach tonight or wait to see what the FC is in the AM?
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    Rookie trying to figure out chemisty.

    No pucks this week. Tested today (results below) and based on the poolmath app added liquid chlorine as recommended. Confused again... TA is high 110. PH is a bit low 7.2. App says add borax for ph and muriatic acid for TA... Don't they do opposite things to pH? Water remains clear except storm...
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    Rookie trying to figure out chemisty.

    Thank you for the comments. I'm still not sure what my next move should be. There continues to be more dusty looking stuff on the bottom of the pool. However the water is clear. Adding liquid chlorine to slam seems likely to kill any algae, but would increase the chlorine higher - is that the...
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    Rookie trying to figure out chemisty.

    The instructions say time add them. Seems like the FC is still too high. So are the readings still problematic? Especially related to concerns about yellow algae. Should I slam? Or just leave the solar cover off to burn off chlorine? Or add liquid chlorine? We've used tabs as we have a big...
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    Rookie trying to figure out chemisty.

    I should say, we've been using the same kit since the end of May. OurF readings have been in the range of: FC 2-3.5 CC 2.5-4
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    Rookie trying to figure out chemisty.

    We are following the TF-100 kit instructions for chlorine drop test to get FC (20 yesterday / 21 today times .5). That's 10-10.5 Then we test for CC. Yesterday it was 2 drops to clear. So we multiplied 2x.5=1. I've added 10+1 for a total of 11 CC.
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    Rookie trying to figure out chemisty.

    Tested again today. The FC is is 10.5 CC - 10.5 CYA is up to 50. Other readings basically the same. More dusty stuff on bottom.