I live in Phoenix, AZ, and just had my brand new pool filled up about 4 days ago. The guys came out to start it up, dumped ~500lbs of salt in there, and balanced all the chemicals. It's 4 days later, and I've not done anything other than add some muriatic acid. I got my TF-100 kit in the mail Saturday, and have been playing around to get familiar with the tests. The pool builder also gave me a 'Poolmaster' test kit that I've been using as well.
Pool details in my sig. Cliff's notes: 25k gal total pool + spa, SWG, Hayward gear. Anyway, I think I have the test method down pretty well, and here are my first numbers. Water taken from pool @ 11pm, pool temp 66F, air temp 64F, water sample moved into house prior to testing. Numbers below are TF-100 based.
FC - 6
CC - 0.5
pH - 7.5? (it's hard to tell. Anyone have any tips on this?)
TA - 190
CH - 200
CYA - 40
Salt - 3400
Water itself looks clear enough, and there are no strange odors. Right off, the TA and CYA look pretty bad. Was also surprised at the CH since the water is notoriously hard out here in AZ. How bad is it to have TA so high? I even used the 'Poolmaster' test to confirm, and that test gave a reading of 160ppm. Any input? Do I need to start worrying about these numbers, and how should I go about bringing them inline?