I'm quite new to this, so please bear with me. I just received my TFT100 kit last week and here are the test results from this weekend.
The first test I ran was for CYA, which originally read somewhere between 0 and 20. I added stabilizer Saturday and, as of Sunday afternoon, CYA had come up to 55.
pH was originally at 7.8. I added muriatic acid to bring that down to where it is now, in an attempt to lower TA (came down a little lower than I wanted, but my TA's got a long way to go). Seems like my TA is awfully high compared to the recommended level of 60 - 80. Is this going to be a slow, torturous process? Also, I have the jets in my stairs that creates a lot of bubbles and I also have a Polaris. Are those enough to generate the level of aerating I need or do I need to do more? Should I run my pump on high 24/7 until my TA level is where it needs to be?
Finally, my TC level is also high. I assume this is because I had my SWG set to autochlorinate (before I became a member of this board and learned that there's a better way). So I brought the percentage setting way down and shortened my pump run time. I assume the only thing I need to do at this point is simply wait for the FC level to naturally decrease. Is that correct?
Any other advice is greatly appreciated!