Ok. I got my Taylor K-2006 test kit today. I was so excited, now I'm really worried.
Quick background, I couldn't get a chlorine reading after adding tons of shock as per my old (I'm never going there again) pool store. I found this site (thank goodness!) and discovered I had ammonia in my pool. I quickly bought into this system and before receiving my me kit decided to start adding bleach. I put 20 gallons in before the ammonia disappeared and I got a chlorine reading! I was very happy. The chlorine level held high according to my old strips and today I got my kit. Here are the accurate results from my first test.
Free chlorine 14
combined chlorine 2
ph is below 7. It took 20 drops to get it to 7.6
CYA 165. Ugh
im trying to figure out the pool math system now but would really appreciate some advice here.
I know the cya is a big problem the chlorine is so high maybe I'm not getting a good reading? Also the water is only abut 63 degrees. Not sure if that's an issue?