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    Best times to test?

    Hi everyone. We've had our pool for a couple weeks now and it has been sparkling clear and wonderful, thanks to all the great info here and the BBB method.

    Just a couple quick questions though:

    When we swim in the pool, is there a minimum time that should pass before I test the water?

    Also, when is the optimum time to test in general? Morning and evening I assume due to less sunlight.

    I've been testing in the evening, anywhere from 6pm-8pm.

    Thanks for the help.
    Doughboy 16' x 24' AGP, 9200g, Hayward 1 1/2 HP pump and Sand Filter. Sparkling water due to BBB method.
    Leisure Time Spa, Salida G-3, 275g. Also clear and clean due to BBB.

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    Re: Best times to test?

    Test for chlorine in the evening. Then you can add your daily bleach so it can work overnight!

    For all the other tests, time of day is not crucial, but you might as well do any others at the same time as the FC!

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, CYA-Chlorine Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    Re: Best times to test?

    I test ours in the evening just as the sun is setting providing no one is in the water. If there is I usually just scoop out a sample and test it then add the required chemicals after everyone has been tossed out !
    Les
    Don't have a pool right now. Just sharing what I have learned over the years!
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    Doing BBB and loving it!

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    Re: Best times to test?

    I test in the evening too!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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