Taylor CYA Test

LGLDSR73

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Jun 26, 2019
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Greeetings All,

I found this post by OTPirate going back to 2018. Is this still a valid procedure, particularly what a CYA of 50 should look like? Best, Lyman

"The CYA standard is so you can adjust yourself to the standard, not the other way around. I trust the chemists at Taylor Technologies whom manufacture the standard.

You do not use any pool water to use the standard-it is the pool water. Fill a mixing bottle half of standard, half of R-0013 and pour to 50 ppm in whatever testing vial (view tube, comparator) you are using. That is what a CYA of 50 looks like.".
 

LGLDSR73

Well-known member
Jun 26, 2019
89
Boston
Greeetings All,

I found this post by OTPirate going back to 2018. Is this still a valid procedure, particularly what a CYA of 50 should look like? Best, Lyman

"The CYA standard is so you can adjust yourself to the standard, not the other way around. I trust the chemists at Taylor Technologies whom manufacture the standard.

You do not use any pool water to use the standard-it is the pool water. Fill a mixing bottle half of standard, half of R-0013 and pour to 50 ppm in whatever testing vial (view tube, comparator) you are using. That is what a CYA of 50 looks like.".

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mknauss

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Correct. Remember that environmental conditions (sunny, cloudy, etc) when you do the test can influence the result some.
 

mknauss

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You can swim while/after you add it. I use dry stabilizer in a sock. Once it softens up (I put it in the skimmer with pump running) I take the sock out and squeeze it while swimming. Disperses quickly.

Best to not get directly in the eyes. It is mildly acidic.