Testing during a SLAM

foxbody

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Jun 3, 2021
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Beverly, MA
Are we just testing FC during a SLAM? Or should I be testing CYA TA, CC, ph, other? I'm going on day 7 of my SLAM haha.
My logs may not be up to date but I've been testing FC 2-3x / day, daily brushing or vacuuming, just wasn't sure if I should ensure my stabilizer is on point for most accurate chlorine level. Thanks!
 

DorsalSpine

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Usually you just test FC during a SLAM. PH testing doesn't work at high levels of FC. Ideally you tested everything before you started the SLAM. At high levels of FC using a 5ml water sample will save you reagents. One drop equals 1 point of FC. When you think you are finished with the SLAM you can switch to a larger sample size for more accuracy if you want.
 
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foxbody

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Jun 3, 2021
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Beverly, MA
Usually you just test FC during a SLAM. PH testing doesn't work at high levels of FC. Ideally you tested everything before you started the SLAM. At high levels of FC using a 5ml water sample will save you reagents. One drop equals 1 point of FC. When you think you are finished with the SLAM you can switch to a larger sample size for more accuracy if you want.

Good to know about saving reagents for next time! I've been doing 10ml and it takes 20-30 drops haha
 

mknauss

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Fiberglass
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Do I still use two dippers/scoops of the R-0870?
Only need one rounded scoop for a 10 ml test. For a 5 ml test, a bit less should work.

The 5 ml test has a +/-20% error rate.