Taylor K-2006 testing kit got here yesterday. I did a few test this morning. I got to admit that I'm very confused.
First, the FC test came out nothing. I add 10 dippers of R-0870 to the tube. The water didn't change color at all. Am I suppose to add more R-0870 until the water turns to pink?
pH test: my pool water's pH is above 8.0. I used 8 drops of R-0005 to bring the color match to 7.6/7.4. According the Table E, I need to add 1 gal of Muriatic Acid to my pool (20K gal water need 1.15gal Muriatic Acid, but my pool is 18K gal. water).
Total Alkalinity Test: I ended up using 10ml sample. It took 8 drops of R-0007 to turn the sample water into not red but bright pink (like the color of ph 8.0). My question is how to calculate ALK.
CH test: I need 47 drops of R-0012 to turn the sample to blue. What does it say about the pool water's CH number?
CyA test: Sample water didn't turn cloudy.
What should I do?