1st SLAM! Hard time reading FC results

Perraut

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Jul 20, 2021
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I am in my 1st SLAM and am having a hard time testing FC due to my Taylor kit only reading up to 10ppm. I have tried to half the test but don't feel I am getting a good read. Do you all have any suggestions of tests that read higher FC? I am supposed to be staying at 24ppm and can not verify that I am doing that. I am close but I don't know exactly!
 

Texas Splash

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Welcome to TFP! :wave: Sounds like you have a K-2005 test kit and not the K-2006. You need the FAS-DPD powder & drops portion to perform FC testing at higher more accurate levels. That's a must.

 

Perraut

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Jul 20, 2021
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Lexington, Ky
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I think I could have gotten some bad or old chlorine. This morning my FC was 12 and CC 14.1. I am supposed to be staying at 24 ppm and have added 8 gallons of 10% in the last 48 hours. Does anyone have any other suggestions besides getting different chlorine?
 

Perraut

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You are right Texas. This is actually from the local pool store and I thought what she said was not accurate but didn't want to correct her.
 

mknauss

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This is actually from the local pool store
No reason to post data from a pool store. We do not provide guidance based on them. Wait for your own test kit.
 
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