TF-100 Test Kit

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I ordered the TF-100 test kit. $77. Do I need the add-ons that are offered as well or is the basic test kit enough?
 

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You will find the Speedstir or equivalent a very useful addition.
 
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I just opened my TF 100 test kit (like a kid at xmas). I only took a quick look through the box but did not see any instructions. Is there anything on here that I could use as a resource for all the various tests?
 

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I just opened my TF 100 test kit (like a kid at xmas). I only took a quick look through the box but did not see any instructions. Is there anything on here that I could use as a resource for all the various tests?
there should be a laminated instruction card in the container, contact them if it isn't in there.
 

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first test out of the box and FC is 16. Does that seem right?
it took 32 drops of R 0871 to get the water clear.
I know I can pull up a thread that tells me what a good free chlorine reading is but I’m on my phone standing in my backyard right now.
 

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It's high but should be no issue so long as you have a CYA in the SWG range. This time of year the SWG will keep overproducing each time the UV from the sun decreases with lower angle and shorter days. It's a great problem to have as you will not be going green.

Also its totally safe up to SLAM per the FC/CYA Chart, but its also a little bit off your cell life (literally like an hour) so catch it sooner than later.
 
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It's high but should be no issue so long as you have a CYA in the SWG range. This time of year the SWG will keep overproducing each time the UV from the sun decreases with lower angle and shorter days. It's a great problem to have as you will not be going green.

Also its totally safe up to SLAM per the FC/CYA Chart, but its also a little bit off your cell life (literally like an hour) so catch it sooner than later.
Thanks. My CC was .5 and barely that, which is what I want?
 
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Yes. The CC test may have some error or a bit of actual CCs that’s not from algae. .5 or less is good. (y)
 

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mknauss

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From OTO Chlorine Test - Trouble Free Pool
You can use this test to get a vague idea of extremely high TC levels. If the sample turns a particularly vivid yellow the TC level is between 5 and 15, light orange is between 10 and 20, dark orange is between 15 and 30, and brown is 30 or higher.
 

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Maybe. No idea what the CYA level is. Best to use FAS-DPD for a real FC number.
 

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In your climate, that CYA is pretty low. You must be adding/generating a bunch of FC per day to get to 16 ppm as you are mostly likely consuming well over 5 ppm FC per day.

Raise your CYA to 70 ppm, if the pool is clear and no need to follow the SLAM Process. Target a FC of 7 ppm.
 

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