So I broke open my test kit since I have had the pool for 2 weeks and done nothing with it.
Since this is my first ever test, I am not very confident, especially in the FC results, so I wanted to start this thread to document my testing and learning over the next few days. I am mainly concerned by the pH result for now, with further worries, slighty less urgently about too high FC (if I got it the test right) too high TA and too low CH
pH 8.2 (maybe higher this was the max test value)
I am assuming that some acid to reduce pH would be a good move now, while I fine tune my testing skills over coming days.