Testing CH levels in a pool with copper

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Mar 28, 2007
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Yes, it sounds like the metals are interfering. As noted here in the Taylor instructions:
Metal ions may cause interference; to prevent, add titrant containing EDTA to sample before buffer and indicator, then test as normal making sure to count drops of titrant added initially in total required to reach endpoint. If interference still occurs, dilute sample with DI water as necessary and retest.
So try adding 5 drops of R-0012 at the start of the test before the R-0010 calcium buffer and R-0011L indicator dye, but be sure and count these 5 drops in your total count.
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