Recent content by nikolausp

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    CYA testing question..

    Actually after searching more, it appears the 1720 came out over 10 years ago, lol.
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    CYA testing question..

    Either way, I ordered a 1720 kit an hour ago, so I guess we'll see. I like accuracy ! Thanks for the thoughts and explanations, etc. The distance between the values still looked really small to me in the 60-80 range on the 1720 kit...... but I guess we'll see.
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    CYA testing question..

    This 1720 kit came out over a year ago from what I've searched, and I watched "Jason's" video months ago, and I was like... huh?...? I use 25ML for FC all the time, I like the better accuracy, so I'm totally down for the 1720 kit if it's awesome and easier to be more accurate. How do you use...
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    TFP Expert Discussion - pH and Alkalinity

    I guess I could, sure, but I'm not really that concerned about 8.1 and 8.2, since I'm not going to run my pool there. I just thought it was odd that PoolMath was lowering the CSI in those scenarios, so thought I'd mention it. My main question now is whether it's ok to have pH of 7.9 or 8.0, as...
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    TFP Expert Discussion - pH and Alkalinity

    I'm still wondering about this CSI going LOWER in Pool Math when going over 8.0 pH (See my post 82). In addition..... another question regarding pH & CSI: I've seen it said on TFP that I should try and stay at 7.8 pH or below. But I've also read that going over 7.8 isn't a big deal (up to 8.0...
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    CYA testing question..

    This is exactly how I do my CYA measurement.... I read it on TFP somewhere before a while back. I'm still wondering about the 2 to 3 minute wait instruction. I thought I had read somewhere on TFP that from the time you mix the CYA test (water + R-0013), you have around 4 minutes or so to...
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    CYA testing question..

    Same thing I've always done too (kit instructions). I'm a TFP search function sleuth tho, so found the other instructions, lol
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    CYA testing question..

    I've seen 2 different instructions on CYA test listed as official instructions on this forum..... Before today, I had never seen the "shake 30 seconds, wait 2-3 minutes, then briefly shake again, then do the test. I've always just shaken for 30 seconds, and then done the test. Am I doing it...
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    TFP Expert Discussion - pH and Alkalinity

    pH & CSI question.... I was tinkering around with Pool Math in trying to look at CSI shifts with my pool test numbers. pH is about 7.9 right now, and for kicks in Pool Math (android phone app), I input 8.0, 8.1, and 8.2. I observed that as pH rises up to 7.8, 7.9, and 8.0, the CSI gets...
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    TFP Expert Discussion - pH and Alkalinity

    I decided to do the borates ( Duda boric acid granules) at 60ppm. Hopefully that helps with my crazy fast rising pH. I dumped it in 2 nights ago
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    TFP Expert Discussion - pH and Alkalinity

    Ty for the info. I've never even handled a tablet before, so I don't know what Trichlor is. I'll look into a trichlor, when we take a vacation. Still have no clue how my pH is surging
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    TFP Expert Discussion - pH and Alkalinity

    My main issue, is trying to figure out why my pH rises so fast all of a sudden the last 2 months (like I said, this started 24-48 hours AFTER I added all my salt for the SWG, before I even turned the SWG on). It's kind of strange. I've tracked pH meticulously, daily, since our pool was...
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    TFP Expert Discussion - pH and Alkalinity

    We'll see.... Brand new home / pool, in a brand new neighborhood without any neighbors yet. I suppose if I befriend somebody I can trust (future neighbor), I could buy some Acid Magic ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KKQ8LA/ ) , and have them add some. I wouldn't want to ask a...
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    TFP Expert Discussion - pH and Alkalinity

    I'm definitely trying to keep my SWG from getting scale though, and my pool , in general needs to lose some of the scale that it has (thanks to the guy that did my startup after First Fill).