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    FC eaten up fast by clean, balanced hot tub

    Thanks Oly. I wondered about the cover having a bio load. Would cleaning the inside of the cover be a wise move and if so do you recommend any particular type of cleaning solution? The water was changed a week ago and I've got it all balanced since then. We cleaned the filter at the same time...
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    FC eaten up fast by clean, balanced hot tub

    Eating up the FC not heating up :)
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    FC eaten up fast by clean, balanced hot tub

    Hi, I'm wondering why my free chlorine in my hot tub is heating up so quickly? I've followed the dichlor/bleach method and have it balanced in line with recommended parameters. pH is a bit low at 7.0. I top up the FC to 6.0 in a very clear tub and it consistently drops down to 1.0 within...
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    Next steps? Algae seems gone after 12 day SLAM

    Got it, thanks for the tip to wait until after dark. Yes it is light here well beyond 8pm now. I'll keep that in mind!
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    Next steps? Algae seems gone after 12 day SLAM

    Ahhh thanks for the clarification. I'm not sure how it would affect the iDip pH test. One disadvantage of the iDip vs. the TF100 or Taylor kits is that it only measures FC up to 12 (rather than 25). For my purposes I accepted that limitation though as my SLAM level is normally going to be only...
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    Next steps? Algae seems gone after 12 day SLAM

    Thanks so much aeh0603, that is extemely helpful! I completely understand where you're coming from. I guess I've felt a bit defensive as I spent a lot of time researching the iDip test kit, forked over good cash for it, and then was expecting to get negative comments about it... I can see why...
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    Next steps? Algae seems gone after 12 day SLAM

    Duraleigh, with all due respect... I have no affiliation with the iDip company, and I specifically made my post not mentioning it. I hoped to not have to get into that discussion. Wasn't until I was asked about my test kit that I felt the need to provide the info I did. If that breaks the rules...
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    Next steps? Algae seems gone after 12 day SLAM

    With the very most of respect to the knowledgeable folks here, I'm actually just looking for help with next steps and not start a discussion/debate about the accuracy of different types of test kits. To work towards that end though and to (hopefully) satisfy that my test kit is producing...
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    Next steps? Algae seems gone after 12 day SLAM

    Besides Calcium which I think I did wrong, what test results are all over the place? FC obviously will fluctuate as I added bleach for SLAM. CC 0.2 and 0.3 not a big difference. pH 7.9 and 8.3 likely due to adding SLAM level of chlorine TA 161 and 164 within 2% difference CY 20 and 22 again...
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    Next steps? Algae seems gone after 12 day SLAM

    Hi, my SLAM may be coming to a close after about 12 days. Pool water is crystal clear blue, and I have a solid test kit in place now so here is what I'm looking at and would appreciate guidance on next steps: Yesterday at 330pm test results (after 2 days of adding no more Chlorine which was...
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    Ideal alkalinity levels

    Why does TFP suggest 50-90 for alkalinity when on most sites and the rest strips themselves and pool store say 120k is a good target?
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    Am I on the right track?

    Hi, we put in a pool last year, 7096 gallons 12x22 x 48in rectangular soft sided Coleman. It has been wonderful. Upsized my pump to an Intex that puts 40 gal/min through and 16 inch sand pump to go with it. Turns the water over every 4-5 hrs and I run it 24/7. Works great. I didn't know much...