You can even save on regent for the FC test by using 5ml pool water perfectly to the 5 ml mark on the vial and then each drop is 1 and not .5(half). Not as accurate but for most of the slam it'll be good enough. By the end of slam and OCLT use 10ml water and each drop gets calculated @ .5Excellent. Will do.
Excellent plan. Have been doing that since last night. I ordered some more reagent off Amazon just in case. Thank you.You can even save on regent for the FC test by using 5ml pool water perfectly to the 5 ml mark on the vial and then each drop is 1 and not .5(half). Not as accurate but for most of the slam it'll be good enough. By the end of slam and OCLT use 10ml water and each drop gets calculated @ .5
I have been using 7.5% liquid bleach. I have some Trichlor pucks but didn’t want to use them Unless advised. I’m aware of high CYA issues of the pucks. I am researching SWCG currentoy but wanted to get my pool in tip top shape before doing so. Will do a CC this afternoon.Y'all stand back..... I wanna talk to Andrew about really REALLY important stuff!
Andrew- how have you been chlorinating your pool up to this point?? I suspect pucks....right?? Please tell me they're not Clorox Xtrablue?
If you want to use some of those pucks to help you raise your CYA, you can! About 30 ounces of Trichlor pucks (either 4 or 8 ounce pucks) will give you about 11ppm of CYA.. Each 8 ounce puck contains about 4.8 ppm of FC and 2.9ppm of CYA.
As you can see from above- the use of pucks builds up CYA to stupidhigh amounts and folks don't realize the problem with that. The more CYA you have, the more FC pools require to balance against that. Pucks also make the water more acidic. So using them *now and then* is absolutey fine... (as long as they're copper free pucks) and it fits in to the TFP plan fine. Monitoring those levels is what's important.
Have you considered using a Salt Water Chlorine Generator?? Makes life easy peasy. Consider it a PCA pump on continuous base dose, but you can tweak it up or down based on break thru pain.....which in this case would be a need for more/less FC.
Holler if you have any questions....
Hope this helpsYou're testing FC and CC. Those two added together give you your TC number. The OCLT test is passed when you have a loss of 1ppm or less of FC and a CC reading of .5 or less. The third criteria is crystal clear water.
Here's what I do when my water is clear but I suspect something is off. I add Chlorine to the upper part of my guidelines for my CYA. Mine is 4 to 6ppm for a CYA of 50. With the filter running I add my Chlorine when the sun dips below the trees and is completely off the pool. I test my FC level one to two hours later. I like to give the Chlorine a chance to sanitize anything introduced by swimming that day. Next day I check before the sun hits the pool.
If my night time test is 5ppm FC and my morning test is 4ppm or more, I passed the FC part. If my CC test is .5 or less, I passed the CC part. If my water is still crystal clear, that's a passing grade.
All my tests are done using the 10 ml sample size. There's no need to use the 25 ml size unless you like doing so. The 10 ml sample is precise enough and save on testing agents.
If your water's not clear and you are shocking, there's no reason to perform the OCLT until your water is clear