Issues with testing FC

joshua5438

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Mar 15, 2016
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Easley, SC
#1
Hello, I have been testing my pool with a TFT100 kit going on three years now. I purchased new test chemicals and everything seemed fine at the beginning of the season. Now when I test the FC I never get above 5 (10 drops). My chlorine is added using a stenner pump and it must be working as the FC has never been below 5 but a few weeks ago it tested at 13 when I first got the pool going. This seemed really odd to me so I let the stenner pump run for 40 minutes and by calculation it should have added 64oz to of chlorine to the pool. I tested before I added ran the pump @ 5ppm and after I ran the pump it's at 5ppm. I am going to do some test's tomorrow to make sure the pump is running as it should but it seems to me that it's staying at 5 for the past two weeks so it has to be adding chlorine. Does anyone have any other suggestions as to what could be causing the problems? Pool has a new liner and was filled with fresh water about a month ago. I used cal hypo powder to start the pool as thats what the installer provided. My CC has been 0 the entire time also. Just wanted to see if anything else could be causing an issue?
 

joshua5438

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Mar 15, 2016
420
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Easley, SC
#5
Finally got it working. The hose was partially clogged with calcium, I guess it was. This helped a little but then I replaced the hose on the stenner pump and it went back to pumping 1.6oz per minute. Glad it was a simple fix. Guess I will just add replacing that those to my yearly routine.