Do NOT let the test sit and then add the drops again. The test is complete once it turns clear the first time. Do the CC test immediately after the FC test. Just remember the number of drops for the FC test, add 5 drops of R-0003 and do the CC test.Another thing I have noticed that when I do some of the tests after they sit fir a couple minutes the color changes (example the FC, CC tests) I'll get it clear then write down the number read the next step pick up the tube and it's slightly pink again taking 1 or 2 drops more to turn it clear again. My assumption is that I need to let the tests sit for a little bit to let everything settle before doing the math.
Okay thanks, I have been, but now I know.Do NOT let the test sit and then add the drops again.
This one took a while for me to grasp back when I was a recent Pool School grad. So if you normally need to add 1 gallon of MA per week, if you bring your borate level to 50 PPM, you may now have to add 2 gallons to get the same pH drop, but it will "last" for 2 weeks. So you would still use the same MA over time. My numbers/quantities were hypothetical just to point out the concept.
I'm sorry I didn't mean for it to sound like it would decrease the amount needed, but the frequency. From what the guy on the video said, it stabilizes the Ph, so you don't have to adjust your Ph as often, and like CYA it will also help stabilize the chlorine so it's not burned through as fast on hot days.
So does this mean Borate is used instead of CYA, or as far as the properties of it are similar to CYA?Keep in mind that as with CYA, borates will be removed from your pool over time due to splashout/carryout of water.
No, it just has some similar properties but won't stabilize the chlorine.So does this mean Borate is used instead of CYA, or as far as the properties of it are similar to CYA?
Yeah, I'm guessing he was just putting the DE in all last year, and never even back flushed it. OMG there is a drain plug? I love this sight, I was going to take my shop vac to it, but wasn't really looking forward to that. I'll have to figure out where that is for sure. Never even crossed my mind there might be a drain plug LOL. ThanksWow! That is really caked up isn't it? Good decision to tear it down and change it. Be sure to take the drain plug out from the bottom and flush all the filthy water out the bottom as well.