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    Problems with reagent R-0003

    I’ve used this kit since 2013…. The five drops of r-0003 have always given me at least a minimal pink color that 1 drop of r-0871 would clear up, measuring .5 cc’s. Can you have 0 cc’s with visible algae? That’s what I had with the bottle I asked them to replace.
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    Problems with reagent R-0003

    I purchased a new bottle of R-0003 at the beginning of the season and the bottle is clear rather than yellow like my previous bottle and there is no change after adding my 5 drops to check for CC's. I contacted TF-test kits and (after much explaining of my issue) they sent out a replacement...
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    Muriatic acid shelf life

    Good to know! My dad passed away several years ago so not sure what he was even using it for. It’s actually the in-laws pool that needs it so we will just transfer it here instead of taking it to hazardous waste disposal.
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    Muriatic acid shelf life

    We found muriatic acid when cleaning out our parents garage. We have no idea how old it is but it’s at least several years. Our pH just so happens to be high but I don’t know if the muriatic acid is safe to use. Or maybe that’s not even a thing? Does it go bad?
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    Sudden excessive chlorine loss!!!

    Hello all....Just wanted to give an update and thank you for the moral support throughout my frustration. We passed our OCLT and quarter is clearly "tails" in the deep end! Iron stain is slowly returning so water is not as pretty but i'm not sure i want to address that right now as it is...
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    Sudden excessive chlorine loss!!!

    Mother in law added 2 gallons 12.5% chlorine at noon today since we wouldn’t be home until later. Tested when we got home tonight: FC 11 CYA 30. Hubby was 2nd set of eyes for cya and confirmed 30. This confirms shock level to be 12. Crazy we are still burning through chlorine this...
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    Sudden excessive chlorine loss!!!

    OCLT shows loss of 2ppm between 10:00 PM last night and 7:30 this morning. Headed to the store to buy bleach since I will be gone most of today and the pool store is not open yet. I'll report back with pics of CYA test later this afternoon.
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    Sudden excessive chlorine loss!!!

    tekgeek I have been SLAMing since Wednesday. That's why I'm confused, FC loss is increasing. I'm confident my CYA is not greater than 40, if anything it's less. I will check back tomorrow after OCLT and let you know what happens. Hopefully we are on the home stretch!
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    Sudden excessive chlorine loss!!!

    No ladders, no lights. Very little use.
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    Sudden excessive chlorine loss!!!

    "Confident" is relative... lol... I was more confident a month ago when I was pretty sure it was below 20. I seemed to be able to maintain the pool at 3ppm FC per day but now not sure what happened.
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    Sudden excessive chlorine loss!!!

    Current readings: CYA 40 FC 16 CC .5 pH 7.0 TA 90 Pool has been looking great since initial SLAM upon opening. Last month performed AA treatment for iron staining and it has been gorgeous. After ridding the pool of the iron stain I added CYA and currently it is testing at 40 and using about...
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    Pleading for help after AA treatment

    Thanks for responding.... It’s so frustrating. I do monitor the ph and fc everyday. So strange that the pH was maintains and then all of a sudden jumped. I’ve got it back down to 7.2. Do you prefer Jacks pink stuff or metal magic. Someone recommended metal magic on a thread...
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    Pleading for help after AA treatment

    Problem is we don’t know where it’s coming from....! We don’t have well water. Can I just put poly fill in the skinner basket. I’ve researched but all I read is that it is not easily filtered out.
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    Pleading for help after AA treatment

    I am so discouraged with iron staining returning!! Middle of June I performed the AA treatment following instructions here on the forum: Thursday Allowed Chlorine to drop to zero Added Polyquat 60 dropped pH to 7.2 Added 2lbs of AA, left on recirculate Added 2 qts Pink Stuff Water was gorgeous...
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    I've got absolutely no clue where to start!

    So how do you get it to precipitate??
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    please help with iron stains

    This forum has taught me everything I know and been so helpful! Now I am hoping to you can help rid my in-law's pool of what I've confirmed as iron staining. I read the instructions for treating with ascorbic acid, I've ordered my supplies from Amazon and just have a few questions before I get...
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    I've got absolutely no clue where to start!

    I’ve been following this thread because I am dealing with similar issues (in charge of my in-laws pool actually). Passed the OCLT and now moving forward with clearing up iron stain but I’m having difficulty finding the needed acid and sequesterant. Probably will order off amazon but curious...
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    balancing after spring opening

    So we've been open for about 5 weeks. Everything looks great but I can't seem to regulate my chlorine generator. We've also been fighting mallards that want to make our pool home so we've been running our jets 24/7 to deter them. Along with 2 crocodile floats it seems to be working. I was...
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    Help with balancing my water before pool service covers

    We are having a pool service close our pool but I have told them I will take care of balancing the water. I will admit I have not been testing as often as I should this past month but want to make sure everything is where it should be before we close. Todays readings: CYA 60 FC 14 CC 0 CH...
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    CYA Standard R-7065

    I feel your pain. I too could never get the standard to read 50ppm, even was sent a new bottle. I've spoken to Dave over the phone and he assures me I am doing the test correctly. I gave up back in July and trusted my eyes with the standard, swg is keeping my chlorine steady and water has...
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    Help with CYA and comparing to Standard!

    I'll check the measurements tomorrow... should I measure 25 mg standard and 25 mg reagent?
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    Help with CYA and comparing to Standard!

    That looks great. Mine looks nothing like that. Not sure why.
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    Help with CYA and comparing to Standard!

    No I am not in direct sunlight, it just wasn't as sunny as it was the day of the first photo. Honestly I have tried this test in all light and it always looks the same to me. Also I never shake vigorously, just tilting back and forth to mix. I only poured to the 50 line. I will mix again...
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    Help with CYA and comparing to Standard!

    So I have spoken to Dave and confirmed I am absolutely doing the test correctly. I received my replacement bottle of standard. Here is my result ... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Help with CYA and comparing to Standard!

    Wow! Mine definitely does not look like that! Could it possibly be the tube? also... Why would the pool water affect anything? It's the standard that I'm having trouble with.
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    Testing CYA with standard solution

    Yes I wait at least 30 seconds. I've done the test several times and followed the extended instructions on this site.
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    Help with CYA and comparing to Standard!

    Well it's not.... and I've tried to change the lighting. This is actually the "most obscured" I could get. - - - Updated - - - Thanks. I appreciate your help and advice. I am in no way trying to find fault with the standard or reagent. I LOVE my kit and I love testing my water myself...
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    Help with CYA and comparing to Standard!

    And here is a pic of my pool water mixed with reagent at 50. If I use the standard as my guideline my cya is much higher than I think it is. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Help with CYA and comparing to Standard!

    Here is a pic of the standard solution mixed with reagent. Waist high, back to the sun, filled to the 50 ppm line. Dot is very visible. How can this be? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk