Just received the TF-100 test kit. I'm a complete rookie when it comes to pools and feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the information provided which I've tried to digest thus far (ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry, Recommended Levels, Chlorine / CYA Chart, etc.). Which tests do I perform first or do I perform all? Once I have the results, then what?
I performed the basic test and it looks to me like the pH is 7.2 and the Cl is between 3 and 5. Is the Cl on the basic test the FC that I've seen referred to in other articles? This confused me because it seems the recommended level is between 3 - 7 but the test only goes to 5??