I received my K-2006 yesterday. YEAH! (I'm in Canada... I paid the price...) So I'm all ready to get started but I need advice first.
Some background: I currently have a salt system. Unfortunately, the panel is playing tricks on me so it never started generating chlorine this year so I had a lot of problems with algae, the filter getting clogged, everything. The pool store is not close and I really got tired of explaining the issues and putting products in my pool that didn't seem logical. Anyways, I started reading and discovered this site and... another world...
I finally got my pool clear with adding chlorine in pucks (now I understand that is not the best way).
I tested the water for the first time yesterday with the K-2006 :
Ph: 7.7 (acid demand test took 1 drop to bring it down to 7.5)
Obviously the biggest issue here is lack of FC.
Question 1: How long after adding chlorine can you test a pool? I knew I had low chlorine when I got home yesterday so I added two cups of Clorox bleach. The results of the test avobe was taken two hours after I added the two cups. Would these cups show in the test or should I retest chlorine before adding more bleach?
Question 2: Should I go for 3 or 4 ppm of FC? If four, I will add 28oz of Clorox based on the PoolMath.
Question 3: The tool also advises I add calcium chloride and some stabilizer. Should I do this now or add the chlorine and wait a few days before adding anything else?
Last question: I did the CYA test and, while the other tests required only drops, this one required half a bottle. Does this mean that I will be able to do only 3 or 4 CYA tests? I guess I shouldn't do them very often?
Thank you so much in advance for your help and for opening my eyes...