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    Does water return to pink after time when testing FC?

    After I add the R-0871, and the water becomes clear, I have noticed that - if the water is left in the vile - after a minute or two the water will once again return to pink. Is that normal? Or does that mean that I am doing something wrong? I’m using the TFP test kit and the Taylor speedstir...
  2. A

    Which is correct?

    We just got our pool filled With water 6 weeks ago... Its brand new pebble sheen gunite pool which the spa is flush attached. The pool builder gave us the pentair kit and all equipment is Jandy. Its Jandy aquapure 1400 and the pool is just under 24000gallons. We purchased a Taylor salt kit in...
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    CYA off the chart high

    Pool test results from this morning: Free Chlorine: 28 pH: 7.0 Total Alkalinity: 80 Calcium Hardness: 430 CYA: 200 Water Temp: 85° (Taylor K-2006 test kit) Pool specs: Orlando, Florida 10,000 gal in-ground Plaster Chlorine Variable Speed Pump with pressure gauge My pool calculator reports the...
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    Validation of my first test (K-2006)

    Hello, all. After years of paying a pool guy $100/mo my sister has asked me to take over (the maintenance, not the paying). I've replaced the booster pump and the majority of the parts in her Pentair CC200 and everything still works so I got that going for me, which is good. Bought a K-2006...
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    Unusual test results

    The background: For reasons that have not yet been determined, the output of my SWG failed and the FC went to 0 sometime during the week. The obvious surprise consequence was a cloudy pool the following weekend, so I hit the turbo boost on the cell and tossed in about a pound of dichlor that's...
  6. azpooldude

    How often do you test your pool water? (poll)

    Since I replaced my pool water a few weeks ago and finally bought a Taylor K2006A test kit, I've been testing every day. I don't always to CH or CYA, but I always do FC, CC, PH, TA. Is that excessive or normal? Wondering what others do....
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    OTO Test started at 4, then turned dark orange. High CCs?

    I've looked around this forum for a while, but this is my first post. The pool runs on bromine. The sun breaks down the bromine rapidly, so this morning I put 2 trichlor tablets in the chlorinator to try to use less chlorine bleach. My understanding is the chlorine activates the bromide. This...