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    Speed Stir Question?

    What is the reason that some of you are using one vial specific to FC and another one for the rest? Why not using one vial for all??
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    Going on vacation for a week. Should I add the chlorine pucks to a floater or inside the automatic chlorine feeder?

    I am in a similar situation than you about going to vacation and I am asking the same thing at the moment. I also have a similar chlorinator. My plan was to put 3 pucks in the chlorinator and setting it around the middle and to bring FC to SLAM level with liquid chlorine. I am still debating...
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    Pool closing strategy

    Based on my experience of the last 5 five years, by closing the pool at the beginning of November and opening early at spring I never had to add chlorine or anything else in the pool after closing. That was with the Costco closing kit. With the TFP recommendations, I suppose it will be the same...
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    Pool closing strategy

    OK. Thanks. So chlorine to shock level and polyquat algaecide after draining. That's it? Nothing else on chemical side? To satisfy my curiosity, do you know exactly what is found in the closing kit that are sold in stores then? Often there is like a floating device and a gallon of unidentified...
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    Pool closing strategy

    Hello, The pool season is still on and I am happy with my TFP pool but I want to plan in advance. It sucks but with my location I will need to eventually close the pool for winter. Even if we don't swim, I always close the pool by end of October or beginning of November because water stays...
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    Test kit received I am intimidated - with results

    Ok. Thanks a lot. I am going in the pool now then!!
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    Test kit received I am intimidated - with results

    I did a full test today. My results are below. I think I am good at it by now. I think that it is near perfect but not 100% sure about CSI. Experts advices please. Thanks. FC 9.5 CC 0.5 pH 7.4 TA 125 CH 225 CYA 40 TEMP 87 CSI -0.10
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    Canadian Test Kits

    Without going to the states, you can check myusaddress.ca who has a PushIt North service. With this service you can ship the package to the US address and they will then ship it to you for an additional fee. I never tried it myself though but heard many times about it. There may be other similar...
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    WaterGuru - A Test

    I agree. To be really useful it should display a numerical value so we know what is going on. Keep us posted. Thanks a lot.
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    WaterGuru - A Test

    I agree with the API idea. You mean that it works somewhere as a dosing system? That means more hardware.
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    WaterGuru - A Test

    Thanks a lot. As you said keep us posted with the accuracy of it because I see it as a great addition for easy monitoring of the basics elements.
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    WaterGuru - A Test

    It works for a certain number of tests? I was under the impression that the cassette itself had a duration which seems to be 2 months but that during this period you could do an unlimited number of tests?
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    Daily loss of chlorine

    Ok. Thanks for confirming. I was a bit worried. And to answer the question, yes pump would be running. My pump is running 24h.
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    Daily loss of chlorine

    During the weekend we got 2 beautiful days. Really hot hot hot and full sun. We used the pool a lot. I have a pool cover but I left the cover off for the weekend. By doing tests this weekend, I noticed that I lost 4ppm of FC each day. That requires me to use a lot of liquid chlorine at each...
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    Clorox temporarily?

    Does it says Cloromax technology on it? If yes I would not use it. The label of Clorox bleach usually says it contains Cloromax Technology which is polymers that are not suitable for pools. It is a fabric protection additive and is not to be used in pools.
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    Test kit received I am intimidated - with results

    Ok thanks. I have another question. I don’t know how to explain it exactly. When you fill a cylinder, vial, bottle, etc and you are looking for a measurement, there is often a kind of circular surface that is created on the top of the liquid. I don’t know what it is it seems a kind of halo...
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    Test kit

    Unless you are lucky somewhere all stores won’t ship directly to Canada from the USA because of a distribution agreement in Canada with Taylor. Best is to order and ship in USA at Kinek location or other similar and take a care ride to pick it up yourself. You will save money. Else...
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    Got my k-2006c today. Crud results...

    It is addictive. :) Since I begun following TFP at the beginning of the season and since I received my kit, I can’t stop coming on the forum. It is really fun to test the water.
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    Test kit received I am intimidated - with results

    Like I do almost each evening I tested my water for chlorine. I have a weird situation. Is it possible that I lost no chlorine or not enough for it to be significant? My CYA is 40. Water temperature 85. I have a cover and pool was covered all day. It was mainly cloudy today. If I take my FC...
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    Link between TA and CYA?

    Ok. Thanks. Should I take that into account and to this calculation when doing the alkalinity test? Example when I provide my results? Or when I decide what to do?
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    Link between TA and CYA?

    Hello. What is the link between TA and CYA, if any? How do they relate and how they impact each other? Does a high CYA imply high TA? I was seeing no link between these parameters but now I am not sure. Thanks
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    Using K-2006 kit

    Unless you have to do many SLAM, you should be good but if you really have the K-2006 as you say instead of K-2006C, you will be short of reagent because the bottle are small.
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    Test kit received I am intimidated - with results

    Also, just to confirm I understand correctly. On my full test 2 weeks ago, TA was 125 and CH was 250. I used 10ml sample. When I did the test yesterday, I got the same results for TA and CH. Am I correct saying that they may not be exactly the same value and they may be lower because of acid...
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    Test kit received I am intimidated - with results

    And just to reconfirm, kids can swim even if sock is diluting in the pool?
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    Test kit received I am intimidated - with results

    @mknauss Thanks a lot I also try this advice that I saw many times in posts but no luck as I still get the same results. Do you think that the situation is normal? Is it something possible? If CYA does not disappear itself is it normal to be back to where I was? I refilled after my backwash and...
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    Test kit received I am intimidated - with results

    Ok I am a bit worried with my test results. I did another full set of test yesterday and I think that my results are not bad at all except CYA where value is not what I expected it to be. I did a full test 2 weeks ago and I was doing chlorine and pH daily. Here the results yesterday FC 3.5 CC 0...
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    Taylor CYA test

    I also find it difficult to do this test and to have confident results. I am always unsure if I see the dot or not. I tried indoor. I also tried outdoor with the technic mentioned frequently here but I see no difference between the two.
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    Taylor test kit in Alberta Canada

    It is really bad for your package stuck somewhere. Where is this Reship business located? Can't you just take a beautiful car ride and pick it up by yourself? While in the US, fuel your car and save on gas also. And with the fees that carrier charges for administration and customs, it is...
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    TFP Con

    I did too. Lol