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    What to use to gather test sample

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    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    rinse with tap, wipe with paper towel (FAS-DPD vial). Rinse with pool water before performing test.

    OTO/PH air dry.
    This is eerily similar to my process. Do you bring a plastic beer cup of pool water into the house to do your testing too???
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    Re: Cleaning testing vials

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    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    rinse with tap, wipe with paper towel (FAS-DPD vial). Rinse with pool water before performing test.

    OTO/PH air dry.
    This is eerily similar to my process. Do you bring a plastic beer cup of pool water into the house to do your testing too???
    It's a kiddie cup from Famous Dave's BBQ....
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    Re: Cleaning testing vials

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    Quote Originally Posted by crewchief47
    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    rinse with tap, wipe with paper towel (FAS-DPD vial). Rinse with pool water before performing test.

    OTO/PH air dry.
    This is eerily similar to my process. Do you bring a plastic beer cup of pool water into the house to do your testing too???
    It's a kiddie cup from Famous Dave's BBQ....

    Big Subway cup for me. I use a 4 ft section of 1/2" pvc to collect the water from about 18" below the surface so I don't have to bend over much.
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    Re: Cleaning testing vials

    This is eerily similar to my process. Do you bring a plastic beer cup of pool water into the house to do your testing too???
    I have a beer cup but it has beer in it not pool water. Does that count?
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    Re: Cleaning testing vials

    I use a 4 ft section of 1/2" pvc to collect the water from about 18" below the surface so I don't have to bend over much.
    That is an excellent tip. I have had 1/2" pvc laying all around for years and I've never thought of that. My tired old knees thank you.
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    Re: Cleaning testing vials

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    It's a kiddie cup from Famous Dave's BBQ....
    Mmmmmm....Famous Dave's. Used to eat there when I had to go to Janesville for work.
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    Re: Cleaning testing vials

    Quote Originally Posted by FSI_C-12IP


    Big Subway cup for me. I use a 4 ft section of 1/2" pvc to collect the water from about 18" below the surface so I don't have to bend over much.
    Can you be more specific about how you utilize the pvc to get the water sample?
    Thanks,
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    Re: Cleaning testing vials

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    Re: Cleaning testing vials

    Ah Man! I must be the only one reaching way down and getting my shirt sleeve and entire arm wet each night!
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    Re: Cleaning testing vials

    Quote Originally Posted by Livinright
    Ah Man! I must be the only one reaching way down and getting my shirt sleeve and entire arm wet each night!
    You are not the only one, but not for long...now where did I put that piece of PVC pipe...

    Great tip guys!


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    Re: What to use to gather test sample

    I forgot to mention how tricky it is to gather my sample with one hand while holding my margarita in the other. I'm very talented...
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    Re: What to use to gather test sample

    If you use the beer cup after you finish the beer, will that affect your readings?
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    Re: Cleaning testing vials

    Quote Originally Posted by Macrosill
    Quote Originally Posted by FSI_C-12IP


    Big Subway cup for me. I use a 4 ft section of 1/2" pvc to collect the water from about 18" below the surface so I don't have to bend over much.
    Can you be more specific about how you utilize the pvc to get the water sample?

    Hold your palm tightly over one end and stick the pvc down into the water about 18" or so. Then take your hand off to let the water in and recap the pvc with your palm to hold it in. Oh, did I mention to set your sample cup close to the edge of the pool first? Sorry, do that and when you withdraw the pvc from the pool, you release the water into the cup. Kind of like playing with your soda with a straw!
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    Re: What to use to gather test sample

    Quote Originally Posted by sgtdvldog
    If you use the beer cup after you finish the beer, will that affect your readings?

    You have to be careful to avoid 'sloshing' yourself or the sample. I even used a sharpie to label the 'Pool's glass so I don't accidentally pilfer the wrong brew.
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    Re: What to use to gather test sample

    pilfer a pilsner?
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    Re: What to use to gather test sample

    Have to be pilfer...wouldn't want a glass pilsner at the pool.
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    Re: What to use to gather test sample

    Thanks reebok and FSI. I am going to try that out.
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