OTO Test Results

May 5, 2017
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Avon park, fl
#1
Hi!

I have a question about the chlorine oto test. I am trying to maintain a high level of chlorine while I wait for the fancy test kit to come in the mail. I found some info about keeping the color around hunter orange so I think I am close to a shade of hunter orange. However, after a minute or so the test starts to separate and there is so type of red debris or color floating in the test kit. I never noticed anything like that at the yellow testing colors.
Thanks for any help!
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Patrick_B

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#4
And I wouldn't worry about it, especially after the reacted sample sits for a whole minute or more. Do the best you can waiting till the good kit arrives. And pitch that one in the bin when it does.
 

jblizzle

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#6
Years old is not good especially if it was not in a climate controlled environment. I seem to recall at very very high levels particulates showing up like that. But since the your reagent is so old I wouldn't draw any conclusions
 

duraleigh

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#7
StraBary,

Your almost my neighbor! You need that good kit, for sure. I think your FC is very, very high. Do you have ANY idea what your CYA level is?
 
May 5, 2017
16
Avon park, fl
#8
Yes we are almost neighbors! Sorry abt posting in two different places, I was trying to be organized by category. From a pinch a penny test my cya is 40. I have only been adding about a gallon of chlorine a day to maintain the level, I hope!