Question about Taylor K-2006 test kit

ElkPool

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Jun 2, 2010
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Elkridge, MD
If I am understanding the instructions properly, for the chlorine test you put 2 dippers into 25 ml of the water, and each drop that eventually turns it clear counts for .2 ppm; or you put 2 dippers into 10 ml and then each drop represents .5 ppm.

I am running a high amount of chlorine and CYA, so I want to use just a 10ml sample to save time and money. But how come the dipper amount is apparently the same when everything else is scaled? Am I doing it right?
 

ElkPool

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Jun 2, 2010
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Elkridge, MD
But how would the same amount of the dipper stuff be appropriate? I'm not understanding why that wouldn't change on a percentage basis, like the water volume and drop representation are.
 

JohnT

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Apr 4, 2007
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SW Indiana
You just have to have enough for the chlorine to react. Extra doesn't matter. One scoop might do for low chlorine levels, but you'll need more for higher levels.
 

Lana537

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May 16, 2009
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The Triangle, NC
I have often wondered this. Every time I place an order with one of the folks at Taylor, I forget to ask about that business. It sort of bugs me because the beloved powder/crystals are rather expensive. However, to date, I have never gone by my own rules. I follow their rules.

2 scoops.

Lana :)
 

JasonLion

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One way to look at it is that you have a lower maximum FC level that you can test when going by 0.2s. A lower maximum chlorine level combined with a larger water sample means about the same total amount of chlorine in the sample, so about the same amount of R-0870 powder required.
 

ElkPool

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Jun 2, 2010
104
Elkridge, MD
JasonLion said:
One way to look at it is that you have a lower maximum FC level that you can test when going by 0.2s. A lower maximum chlorine level combined with a larger water sample means about the same total amount of chlorine in the sample, so about the same amount of R-0870 powder required.
I read this three times and still don't understand it...but if you're all telling me I'm going it right, that's good enough for me :)