Hi, all ... the pool builder has turned over the pool chemistry to us (I thought they were going to manage it a bit longer but ... that's a different story!). Feeling a bit overwhelmed but I know this whole testing routine will become second nature in time. So, posting my FIRST set of tests with the TF-100 kit and would love your advice. I've repeated the tests twice just to make sure I got them right and feel pretty confident with the second round (just a little different than my first result).
FC: .5 (took one drop)
CC: .5 (took one drop)
CH: 75 (7 drops)
TA: 50 (5 drops)
CYA: I haven't been able to do this with my test kit yet but using the Aquacheck strips from the PB it's registering 30 - 50.
So, if I understand my next steps:
1. Lower PH with muriatic acid. Goal = 7.5 Amount of MA to add depends on the type I find at the pool store (thanks Pool Math for telling me there are so many options!).
2. Get bleach in this thing STAT. Add 91 oz 8.25% bleach.
3. Increase CYA. I am in Texas so I think I should target 80? I'm not exactly sure but will do the CYA test in the morning to compare it to the Aquacheck strip.
So wise ones ... am I on my way or am I just delusional (and I am okay if you tell me that).