I just got a K2006 test kit and was eager to give it a shot.
Looks like my numbers are:
pH = 7.6
TA = 230
FC = 1
CC = 0
CYA = (200+)?
So, my test tube thing doesn't appear to have a black dot on the bottom of the small tube... so I drew one with a sharpie on a white piece of plastic and put the tube on top of that. Is this valid? Or is there something special about that dot?
When I tested CYA, it was so cloudy that I couldn't see the dot after only a few drops. I repeated the test by mixing 7ml of pool water with 7ml of tap water and it still was occluded around the 100 mark. Just to be safe I did the test with plain tap water and it was easily 0. Does this mean I need to drain like 3/4 of my pool water?
The green/red alkalinity test was green until about 23 drops which seems to equate to 230 ppm. It looked like it was trying to change over before that but when I swirled it, the red went away and the green dominated. What do I need to do here? Add more acid and aerate it somehow?
Edit: FWIW, the water is perfectly clear and doesn't seem like there's any problems.