Ok.......Finally got the TF 100XL with the Speed Stirrer after reading reviews on here. Just by using strips I had on hand I knew I had a PH issue. Read off the chart low. So, after running first round of tests today, this is what I have come up with.
Chlorine Test-Took forever using speed stirrer to get even a light shade of pink after adding the powder. One drop is all it took to turn it clear meaning .5 FC I believe. Would turn light pink again if it kept stirring. Came up with .5 CC when adding the R 0871.
Total Alkalinity-Turned hot pink after adding the 5 drops of R 0008, not green. Didn't do anything after adding the R 0009. Didn't think it would, was just curious. TA=0?
CYA-Ran the test as written. Put into the vial with the black dot. 50 I could barely see the dot, 40 I couldn't see it at all.
Used the K 1000 quick test also. Showed no chlorine and a PH a shade lighter than 6.8.
I tried to be thorough in explaining, lol. If you need any other info. I'd be happy to give it. I read the pool chemistry section and used the calculator for 29,100 gallons. I would like to continue using the Chlorinator and hope to straighten it out and stabilize the water. The pool gets full sun all day every day that we have sun in upstate NY. I ran the tests while the pump was running in the evening. I got the water away from the returns, on the opposite side. I haven't added the amounts given yet, wanted to make sure first.
It it said to add: 212oz of 6% Bleach
32 oz of Soda Ash
683oz of Baking Soda
797oz of Calcium Chloride
Do these sound remotely right? I believe I entered everything in correctly. 😓😓. Thanks for reading a long, rambling post! lol