CH Test

DebbieO

LifeTime Supporter
Mar 20, 2011
323
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Hey guys & gals. Need your help & advice on my CH test. I either have none or my reagent is old/ineffective. Bought my TF100XL last year and still using same reagents and all seem to be fine. When I add the R-0011L the sample does not turn red. Not even a hint of red. The drops are almost an oily yellow. But since I want to help keep Duraleigh in business I figured I do the test twice and add the R-0012 anyway. I don't believe I have any copper present because I have city water. Never worried so much about CH because of a vinyl liner. Now I'm kinda worried. D'OH! Any thoughts out there? Test results as of 10 minutes ago are FC 10/CC 0/Ph 7.2/ALK 110. Will be adding Borax to boost Ph. Will also be ordering reagents soon, too!
 

JasonLion

TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
May 7, 2007
37,880
Silver Spring, MD
The dye, R-0011L is an organic dye used to provide the red/blue color. It should be a deep blue color before it enters the sample. If the dye stains the plastic bottle it is stored in or is no longer a deep blue (before use), it has gone bad.