+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Taylor Fas-DpD Test Kit K-2006

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    6

    Default Taylor Fas-DpD Test Kit K-2006

    Hello,

    I'm somewhat new to this forum, so please excuse me if this question is redundant. I have an issue with CC, when I use the powder(R-0870) the sample turns slightly pink, I then add the R-0871 drops and it starts to clear then slowly changes back to pink and then stays there. This makes it hard for me to get a FC reading, I really don't want to rely on the pool store readings. Has anyone seen this before?

  2. #2
    CarlD's Avatar
    CarlD is offline SuperMod Emeritus Vortex Adjuster CarlD 4 stars CarlD 4 stars CarlD 4 stars CarlD 4 stars CarlD 4 stars CarlD 4 stars
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    North Central NJ
    Posts
    6,607

    Default Re: Taylor Fas-DpD Test Kit K-2006

    Have you been able to establish what your chlorine level is in your water, even if you have to use an OTO measure for total chlorine? It sounds like you don't have much chlorine. What happens if you use two scoops instead of one of your powder? Is it better?
    I'm a little baffled. Can you give us your other readings?
    Carl

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    6

    Default Re: Taylor Fas-DpD Test Kit K-2006

    Well, here's what has happened, after this original posting I went out and shocked the pool with roughly 30+ bags of Burnout 3 per the pool store as they felt I had a "chlorine Lock". At that time my readings per the pool store were:

    temp-74
    saturation index .8
    TDS 900
    CYA 31
    Tot. CH 6
    Free CH .7
    Ph 8.4
    TA 135
    total hardness 199
    Phosphates @ 500 PPB


    After I super chlorinated most of yesterday, I awoke this morning and took the following readings:

    Fc 5.2
    cc .4
    TA 111
    Cya .....lower than my test would register
    CH 250
    Water temp 74
    Ph 7.1
    S/I .4


    The pool is still cloudy, I believe there is dirt still on the bottom but I cant see it to clean it properly. By the way the pool is 20x40 I/G w/ vinyl liner.

    I have spent so much in chemicals already and the season is just begun.

  4. #4
    Watermom's Avatar
    Watermom is offline SuperMod Emeritus Quark Inspector Watermom 4 stars Watermom 4 stars Watermom 4 stars Watermom 4 stars Watermom 4 stars Watermom 4 stars
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    Posts
    9,345

    Default Re: Taylor Fas-DpD Test Kit K-2006

    We don't allow duplicate threads so I deleted your other one. There is just as much traffic in this section of the forum; it's just that today there hasn't been a lot cuz everybody must be celebrating Memorial Day!

    What is the ingredient in Burn Out 35? Your readings are all over the place. Did you add anything else? That is quite a drop in pH. What kind of filter do you have and what size of pump?

  5. #5
    aylad's Avatar
    aylad is offline SuperMod Emeritus Burfle Ringer aylad 4 stars aylad 4 stars aylad 4 stars aylad 4 stars aylad 4 stars aylad 4 stars
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Northwest Lousiana
    Posts
    4,757

    Default Re: Taylor Fas-DpD Test Kit K-2006

    You'll spend a whole lot less if you'll stay out of that pool store. There is no such thing as "chlorine lock"--rather, you shock your pool to the chlorine level that is determined by your CYA level (see the link to the best guess chlorine chart in Watermom's sig for more information on that). You can shock the pool with plain, unscented bleach for a whole lot less than you paid for the "burnout", and without adding any extra goop to your pool to create more problems (if it's cal-hypo, you're adding unneeded calcium..if it's dichlor, you're pushing your pH way down and adding stabilizer.)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    6

    Default Re: Taylor Fas-DpD Test Kit K-2006

    I'm sorry, also it's Burn Out 3 my mistake....57.8% cal hypo 42.2% other ingrediants. I have a 300# sand filter with a 1 H.p. pump with 1.5" piping. I dont know that the pool stores readings are that accurate....three days ago I did add the phosphate remover per the pool store.

  7. #7
    PoolDoc's Avatar
    PoolDoc is offline Administrator Quark Inspector PoolDoc 5 stars PoolDoc 5 stars PoolDoc 5 stars PoolDoc 5 stars PoolDoc 5 stars PoolDoc 5 stars PoolDoc 5 stars
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    11,385

    Default Re: Taylor Fas-DpD Test Kit K-2006

    Phosphate removers will cloud the pool for the long term -- don't look for it to clear up quickly!

    Do you know what your CYA level was last fall? You reported 31 from the pool store, and unreadable using your K2006 -- was the CYA sample CLEAR, or just not hazy enough to give a definite reading?

    What I'm asking about is this: bacteria can degrade CYA over the winter, often to something that's not a problem. But occasionally, CYA will be degraded to ammonia, which consumes HUGE amounts of chlorine during clean up. We've been seeing a LOT of those 'occasions' this spring.

  8. #8
    aylad's Avatar
    aylad is offline SuperMod Emeritus Burfle Ringer aylad 4 stars aylad 4 stars aylad 4 stars aylad 4 stars aylad 4 stars aylad 4 stars
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Northwest Lousiana
    Posts
    4,757

    Default Re: Taylor Fas-DpD Test Kit K-2006

    I would most definitely trust K-2006 readings over the pool store. The phosphate remover was almost certainly unnecessary, and only really accomplished emptying your wallet a little further. When you run the chlorine test with the K-2006, try using the 10 mL sample, where each drop counts as 0.5 ppm, and see if that's any easier for you.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    6

    Default Re: Taylor Fas-DpD Test Kit K-2006

    just an update to my readings only a couple hours later


    FC .4
    CC .4
    PH 7.0-7.1
    TA 111
    CH 245-250 ppm
    CYA ...still does not register(solution stays pretty clear)




    Maybe I should have provided some more details that may help, this pool was the worst I've seen it this year upon opening because I did very little to close it last year due to some health issues. When I first removed the cover you could see the bottom, but there was visible algae and a dead squirrell that got under the cover. In just a matter of a couple days it turned dark green with all the heat in N.E. Ohio, during which time I was searching for a replacement pump motor because mine was locked up tight. Since then I have had multiple trips to the pool store and been sold mutard algae killers, phosphate removers and tons of shock. Dont get me wrong there has been improvement to the poool since the start but not like I would have thought considering all of this. ( Sorry about being windy )
    20x40 IG vinyl liner; 300lb sand filter with a 1 HP pump

  10. #10
    PoolDoc's Avatar
    PoolDoc is offline Administrator Quark Inspector PoolDoc 5 stars PoolDoc 5 stars PoolDoc 5 stars PoolDoc 5 stars PoolDoc 5 stars PoolDoc 5 stars PoolDoc 5 stars
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    11,385

    Default Re: Taylor Fas-DpD Test Kit K-2006

    Let's do a chlorine demand test. You'll need a cheap OTO kit, as well as the K2006.

    1. Get a clean 5 gallon bucket or waste can. (really clean)
    2. Put 4 gallons of pool water in.
    3. Add TABLESPOON of PLAIN 6% household bleach; mix.
    4. Test chlorine levels with OTO immediately after mixing. You should see a BROWN or DARK ORANGE color. If the color is orange, yellow or clear, you have a chlorine demand problem.
    5. Test again after 1 hour. If the color is NOT the same . . . you have a chlorine demand problem

    Don't use the K2006, at least the first time -- you'll use up too much reagent.

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Measuring CC with Taylor K-2006 test kit
    By amillionpets in forum Pool Chemistry for Intex-type Pools
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-26-2013, 02:13 PM
  2. Question about CYA test using Taylor K-2006
    By moblaine in forum Testing and Adjusting Pool Water Chemistry
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-31-2012, 06:13 PM
  3. Got my Taylor K-2006 test kit yesterday!
    By rlmommy in forum Pool Chemistry for Intex-type Pools
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-30-2012, 04:40 PM
  4. Amato - Taylor 2006 Test Kit
    By sturev in forum Testing and Adjusting Pool Water Chemistry
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-11-2010, 02:58 PM
  5. CYA Test w/Taylor K-2006
    By kwong in forum Using Chlorine and Chlorinating Chemicals
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-18-2007, 03:37 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts