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    Build up on pool floor

    You can buy a kit from: TFTestkits.net Or this one from Amazon: Amazon.com : Taylor Service Complete Pool Water Test Kit K-2006C : Swimming Pool Liquid Test Kits : Garden & Outdoor
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    Build up on pool floor

    Ah, ok. For chlorine you need a FAS-DPD test. That tests for free chlorine (good stuff) and combined chlorine (bad). The addition of those two is total chlorine which is what the test you have measures. It’s not 5-10, the first column is chlorine and the second is bromine (different...
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    Build up on pool floor

    What test kit are you using? Why is your chlorine a range?
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    Question about K-2006C FC and CC testing

    .3ppm (sorry, I couldn’t help myself) It’s just the level of precision. While .2 increments is more precise, you don’t need to be that precise. So, TFP recommends using 10ml samples and .5ppm of precision to save the reagents. Dispose of them in the sink and wash throughly.
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    Shock From Costco

    It will cost about the same over the life of the SWG. You just “buy” your chlorine all up front.
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    Shock From Costco

    That doesn’t look like it has the correct chlorine test. Try: https://tftestkits.net/test-kits-c4/ Or https://www.amazon.com/TAYLOR-TECHNOLOGIES-INC-K-2006-CHLORINE/dp/B004BGF7TI/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=taylor+2006&qid=1559757528&s=gateway&sr=8-1
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    Shock From Costco

    TFP method is also cheaper!
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    Shock From Costco

    and I get sad when I read that they think “shock” is a noun, not a verb!
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    Dallas New Build 2019

    Here’s a good thread regarding IntelliCenter: https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/pentair-controller-and-automation-questions.179552/#post-1589546
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    Dallas New Build 2019

    It’s their newest offering. The Internet/web feature is all built-in. It has a lot more feature circuits and schedules. The bottom line is, why go with old technology when their newest version is basically the same price?
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    Dallas New Build 2019

    Good job going with IntelliCenter! You’ll be happy you did.
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    Finalizing Design! Soon-to-be New Build in SE Pennsylvania (Pics Included)

    It’s not anymore complicated...if you don’t want it to be. The basics are extremely easy to program. I had to tell my PB about IntelliCenter. They are construction people at the end of the day. There is no incentive for them to go with the latest unless the customer is pushing for it. I...
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    1st test results : under shock

    It doesn’t. Well/tap water will have 0 cya. You don’t need to test.
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    1st test results : under shock

    With CYA at or over 100, you need to do a diluted CYA test to get an accurate reading. It may be way over 100. Use 50% pool water and 50% tap water to do the test with. Then double your result to get your CYA level.
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    What’s up with Walmart

    That’s awesome!