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    LC % test?

    Yes - I totally misread something about retesting after 15 mins thinking that directive was for FC after adding LC! I needed to wait 3 hrs. As far as doing "science experiments", I truly felt the cases of LC might have degraded so it made sense to me to check my pool after adding the LC. That's...
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    LC % test?

    It's been 3 hrs since I added the LC & I just retested. Pool water is exactly where it was supposed to be after LC addition so for my pool, I need to wait 3 hours for total circulation it seems. Big relief! (I had only waited one hour the first time so while it had more FC than before, it was 2...
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    LC % test?

    Hi - I suspect the remaining case of LC I bought a month ago might have dropped in potency. Is there a ratio of (non-chlorinated) water to LC I need to follow (using the DPD testing method)? I'm science tech-challenged, so if this is an idiotic question, pls be gentle...;) back story: The...
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    Vinyl Liner Pattern Roundup Project - Post Pic & Name Of Your Liner

    Hi meporchmonkey! Dark liners can/do fade! Our installer for a replacement liner (after 22 years with a light pebble liner) talked us into a very deep blue (navyish). Now, after 10 yrs it's fading like crazy each year... so much I now worry it will be white in the next few years! (orig liner...
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    Accuracy of Taylor test strips

    I find the AquaChek 7 test strips to be ok when in a pinch or as a back up, but I need to wait at least one minute for the PH to develop to the reading I get with phenol red. I know my PH is 7.6-7.7 but the strips read 6.8 unless I wait that minute (or a bit more even). I think the 15 secs is...
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    Low to little CYA

    Tks! That's pretty much how I do it, except for the glancing. Just spoke to Wayne at Taylor & he also assured me that the R-0013 is very stable & would turn milky if bad. So about to get some trichlor pucks for the auto feeder to raise the cya as we did last year! But will try your "glance"...
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    Low to little CYA

    Hi all - Been doing "TFP" since last spring & test chlorine via DPD method. We live in sw CT. Weather's been up & down. Water temp is down to 73 due to cooler weather; entire pool only gets sun from approx 9 am - 2 pm, with a tiny portion getting sun til 4. Hardly using pool (once a week, 8 &...
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    Old Pool Math?

    I have a Mac but found it & have it saved again! So thankful I don't have to use cell phone as I'm old school & like my laptop!
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    Old Pool Math?

    Hi all! Just opened our pool yesterday and can't seem to find the Pool Math chart that I used all of last year. I can only find apps for cell phone etc. I have a laptop computer I use. I'm sure it's here but have looked for 20 mins so gave up & decided to ask. Tks! (I also wonder where all my...
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    2018 Bleach Prices

    Tks knw! I'm about 40 mins from the Bridgeport Ocean State Job lot & just called them to verify they have plenty of boxes & they do! Only problem is that it's 1 pm Friday and I have to drive north on I-95 so have to wait til next week! But so grateful to have this new info!!
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    Does water sample location matter???

    Very normal & you test as I do, including the white paper towel. So all good if one drop clears the pink. Result is read immediately, because waiting will always turn it back to pink! I have no explanation for that but was my first question when I switched over to this test method this year!
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    Does water sample location matter???

    Burning eyes could signal PH test is off & actual reading might be lower than 7.5. What do you use to test the PH? Check exp date on the bottle if using drops. (mine is expired so on my way to Leslie's...) Good luck!
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    cost efficiency - - -powdered vs. liquid bleach ?

    Could those here buying 8.2% 10% , 12/5% LC please share where they are finding deals? TODAY: Leslies: (12.5%) $11.35/box of 2 gals ($5.67/gal) Walmart: (10%) $3.65/128 oz. ShopRite grocery, store brand (8.2%) $2.89/121 oz. jug (currently on sale for .20 off but container is only 121 oz)...
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    Taylor Phenol Red 0014 VERSUS HTC phenol red comparator compatibility?

    Tks! That's what I thought but wanted confirmation as being new here this season, I've learned how important it is to use the correct agents with the correct testing equipment! ;)
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    Taylor Phenol Red 0014 VERSUS HTC phenol red comparator compatibility?

    Hi! Can HTH phenol red be switched out for Taylor R-0014? If yes, which of my 2 comparators shown in attached photo should I then use? (I've already switched to using Taylor DPD/FAS as per TFP, but no Taylor K2006 kit because I still had good reagents to use up this year. However, now I see...
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    Questions about regent brands and my Frankenstein test kit.

    This is our 1st season for TFP, so still in the process of switching testing materials/reagents & while a learning curve, it's great! And POOLMATH makes it easy! Taylor reagents are slowly replacing the HTH reagents/supplies in my new TFP case that I find very handy! I still use my HTH...
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    Combo of LC and lithium hypo to shock? Or not?!

    Yes, both add chlorine. I just wondered if a comb of both to shock could be done as I don't have enough 8.2% LC on hand... I won't risk it until someone says yes or no. Tks!
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    Combo of LC and lithium hypo to shock? Or not?!

    Can one use a combo of LC & Lithium Hypo to shock a pool if one has both, but not enough of one to get to needed shock level? My thought was to use PoolMath calculator at the bottom of PoolMath page for each form of chlorine to get to the shock level needed..if even possible. Tks!
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    WHOA! Can a shock for algae only lose 1 ppm overnite? Was it algae?

    FC held at 7.5 overnite so I'm thrilled! On a side note, since opening 6 wks ago, CYA was always under 30, but rose (very slowly) via 2 tri-chor pucks in floater, replaced as needed. CYA hit 40 last week & pucks were removed. To me, 40 allowed option of using pucks in auto-feeder when we go...
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    WHOA! Can a shock for algae only lose 1 ppm overnite? Was it algae?

    Tks Divin Dave. Not a new pool owner (pool is 30 yrs old) but new to TFP this year! I've been maintaining FC by testing daily & using PoolMath. Water was not allowed to go under minimum FC, which was 3 until CYA finally went to 40 the other day. But lately I've been trying to keep pool around...
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    Pool Math goal settings

    Same issue - PoolMath suddenly not saving target goals or pool (WxLxD) info. Up until today, it always saved these in the past.
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    WHOA! Can a shock for algae only lose 1 ppm overnite? Was it algae?

    Here's an odd one. After maintaining clear, sparkling pool since opened in April (new to TFP this year) this happened: Yesterday afternoon, after a sunless day, I noticed what looked like algae (on slant wall to deep end, on bottom here & there, & also on shaded slants of deep end walls). MUST...
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    CYA Standard Solution arrived today but dot still seen!

    Tks! I'll call TFTestKits tomorrow as I thought it was the solution & not me! ;)
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    CYA Standard Solution arrived today but dot still seen!

    Got my CYA Standard Solution today as I'm newbie for 6 weeks here & only just this week did I get that darn dot to disappear (at 40 mark) so all good, but wanted to see the Standard 50 dot test just to ensure I'm seeing correctly, but it's not working for me! I first tested my pool water (CYA...
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    Direction of 2 return jets during springtime with trees shedding...

    Joined TPP April, attended PS, bought test kit, switched from tri-chor to bleach, & use PoolMath, when needed. Did a successful SLAM. I've learned much! My question concerns return jet flow during spring when trees are shedding, and then after when shedding stops.. Our 2 returns (deep and...
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    SLAM level held for 12 hrs during day yesterday w/no added bleach, but OCLT -2ppm!

    THANK YOU! Will do! Pool had hardly any debris or "brown seams" this am. Water still crystal clear. Forgot to clean cartridge so will do today. We did turn off auto-feeder last nite & it will remain off til tomorrow am after OCLT testing is over. Keeping FC at 10 today & brushing. Having...
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    Sharing a lesson (and venting a bit)

    YES! Seems outrageous! I'm totally new to liquid chlorine & now reading all the posts about prices! OMG I was robbed! Another return to Leslies as just read that Costco sells 3 gals for much less!
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    SLAM level held for 12 hrs during day yesterday w/no added bleach, but OCLT -2ppm!

    Attended Pool School over the last week & using PoolMath & newly acquired FAS/DPD chlorine test kit. Performed 1st SLAM yesterday but failed OCLT. Can there be a "but" on the but? Yesterday there was no sun with air temp in the 50's. TFP Chart called for 10ppm SLAM & 1 gal of 8.2% bleach...
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    HELP! FAS/DPD chlorine drop test came but has R-0600 NOT R-0003. Now what?

    THANK YOU!! I was able to buy a bottle at Leslie's so got going with my SLAM! No worries! I've been a new employee before too! :)