Ok guys..I got my Tf100 test kit and used it this morning. First off...it was so much fun! I am afraid of my results but it was so fun!! I don't know if this has anything to do with the results but we did have rain a lot of the day yesterday.
So my post before explained my pool store fun. The last thing I was told to add was the stabilizer. Again, my chlorine was low. So I added the entire bottle like I was told. I believe this was last week. Came back last Sunday to get my water checked and everything was "fine" but chlorine was a little low so he said phosphates (there was a little) and if I still had issues with the chlorine then I was to add the phosphate stuff. Then if that wasn't working , I would need a new salt cell. At this point I was done and went home and looked up phosphates and realized it was not really an issue so I came here . I decided to know my pool and take control. Just a little bit of background .
Oh and I had to do some of the tests a couple times because I am a rookie and wasn't sure I did it right. I still hope I did it right. I had the CH at 200 but then I realized I wasn't taking it from further down in the pool . I was taking it from the top.
PH: 7.8-8.2 This was kind of tough to tell since I have trouble with colors . I held it up to the sky and tried a white background.
CYA: I filled it all the way and could still see the black dot although it did get difficult at the end. I am assuming I am not supposed to see it all . So I guess that is 100+?
I am going to try the CYA one more time because this is the hardest test for me. I used the pool water that came with the kit to test things. I got it up to the 40 line and still could kind of see the black dot. So i am not sure I am doing it right. I tried it again with my water and although murky, I still could see the black dot when I got to the top.