I am one of those guys that trusted the dip sticks to test water. I finally upgraded to the test kit and automatic swirler. I ran all my numbers tonight and then used the taylor website to put them in and give me an idea of what to do. Here are the numbers
FC .8 (not sure if i did this right. I had to put 4 drops into get it to change and multiplied by .2 like it says.)
CC .4 (same as above but only used 2 drops to get it to change and multiplied by .2) I read somewhere on here to multiply by .5?
I have never used muratic acid for lowering ph, I always used ph down from glb. I bought muratic acid today and added 20 oz to lower ph and bit and now aerating with a fountain to raise ph back up a little and not raise TA.
I have always used chlorine from pool store. Don't understand bleach yet. I added about 100 oz of 12.5% chlorine tonight to raise FC and wipe out CC. As far as chlorine goes, I have an inline chlorinator that have always put 3 pucks in on sunday night but I am guessing you would suggest I stop that do to CYA number.
Am I on the right track?