I've had a new swg pool up for about a week and just got my Taylor K-1766 test kit. Up to this point I was relying on the SWG reading and I went once to a pool store for results.
My SWG and pool store testing were about the same when I tested last week. SWG was reading 2900 and pool store said 3000. So I added half a bag of salt to get up to more optimal levels.
Now SWG reads 3200 which I am happy with. I have no plans to go back to pool store.
However, I just got the K-1766 and did a test with it. Following the directions I filled the tube to the 10 ml and added 1 drop of the first regent. Water turned yellow as expected. I went to the next regent and starting adding drops.
The first drop turned the water cloudy but also the first 3 or so drops seemed to clump up and not really mix with the water. Is this normal? By the time I got the water to change color I was 20 drops in which should = 4000 parts salt. Which is a lot higher than I was expecting.
Am I doing something wrong? Is the clumping of the first few drops normal? Could my PH levels effect this test. I'm thinking I have high ph and ta but waiting for my new test kit to be sure. My current kit is about 4 years old and I'm not sure its accurate.