New guy needs help

Txjole

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Aug 22, 2018
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Ok that’s what I’m doing. I give 1 or 2 more drops to confirm. Guess I’ll run to the local pool money grab, and see what they come up with.
 

mknauss

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It was not possible to have that much lower CH in your pool vs your fill water unless you drained over half the pool and filled it with rain water.

There is a testing error somewhere.
 

Txjole

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Aug 22, 2018
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It was not possible to have that much lower CH in your pool vs your fill water unless you drained over half the pool and filled it with rain water.

There is a testing error somewhere.
I agree but I tested it 3-4 times with the same result. 10ml, 10 drops and 3 drops. drop and wiping between till it goes, and stays blueish.

I'm wondering if i have a leak and with my auto fill i am replacing half the pool, but CYA would be effected too.


How long since you last filled?
Lots of rain?

Yeah, that's not the usual case at all...
Filled mid February, normal spring rain (last night 8" but I haven't tested today)
 

Txjole

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Aug 22, 2018
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Ok got a new bottle of R-0010 and my CH is reading 250 (could easily be 300). What is the shelf life of 0010. I was at the bottom of a bottle bought 4 months ago.
 

mknauss

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If stored in normal temperatures the reagent will last one year, if not two.

As you get towards the last regent in a bottle you tend to squeeze the bottle when doing the test. The drops should form naturally and drop off the bottle tip with the bottle held vertically. If you squeeze the bottle, the drops are smaller and your results will be skewed.
 

Txjole

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Aug 22, 2018
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My stupid question of the day. When adding Calcium Hardner do you weigh out on the scale 7 pounds or do you use a measuring cup and just do 112 ounces.
 

Txjole

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Aug 22, 2018
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Pool math tells me to add 14lbs of calcium. On a scale 32 oz in a measuring cup weighs ~1lbs. So do I add 14-32oz cup full? Or 7 cups full? This is a huge variance?
 

splashpad

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Pool math tells me to add 14lbs of calcium. On a scale 32 oz in a measuring cup weighs ~1lbs. So do I add 14-32oz cup full? Or 7 cups full? This is a huge variance?
I believe it has by volume OR by weight

:edit: What is your calcium level that you are wanting to add that much?