So What's The Best Method of Chlorinating a Pool?

Chlorinating, maintaining the right chlorine levels,
chlorine problems. Dichlor, trichlor, cal hypo, bleach,
granules, chlorine pucks and chlorine sticks.
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Postby Backglass » Tue 31 Jul, 2007 08:49

Jack Sparrow wrote:The Taylor K-2006 kit only goes as high as 5.0ppm for FC. I'll keep looking for something that goes higher.


The K-2006 is an excellent kit for the money. If you want to test over 5.0, just dilute your sample 50/50 with distilled water and double the test result. Voila...it now tests up to 10ppm. ;)

As for ph minus, the cheapest and best is to use Muriatic Acid (aka Hydrochloric Acid). It is sold at hardware store and Home Depot for cleaning masonry. It's wicked-powerful stuff...a cup or so brings my 21,000 gallon pool down a few points. A gallon will run you about $5.00 and last a long time.


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Postby Guest » Tue 31 Jul, 2007 18:30

Jack Sparrow wrote:The Taylor K-2006 kit only goes as high as 5.0ppm for FC. I'll keep looking for something that goes higher.

50 ppm actually.
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Postby Jack Sparrow » Wed 01 Aug, 2007 09:07

I was just going by what I read on Internet about the kit, which said it would measure up to 5ppm.
Sounds like this is indeed the kit to buy.

Thx for the input.
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Postby chem geek » Wed 01 Aug, 2007 16:57

I think what you were reading on the Internet was about the K-2005 test kit since that only goes up to 5 ppm and doesn't do so very accurately (it uses a DPD chlorine test). The K-2006 test kit shown on the Taylor website here and with info on max chlorine levels here says that you can directly measure up to 25 ppm and above that you may need to first add more powder so you can read up to 50 ppm (this latter limit is mentioned in the test kit instruction booklet, not online).

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