Got my TF100 Test Kit today and here are the first results.
TA 290 (seemed high so I tested again. Second result was 330)
CYA <20 (filled entire tube and could still see dot)
So . . . from what I have gathered from Pool School, I'll throw out my interpretaton.
I'm thinking I need to get the TA lower. Get pH to 7.2 then aerate. What are the penalties for high TA besides more chemicals required for pH change? The trichlor pucks will add CYA so I am probably okay with that for now.
If I'm way off base, please let me know. Any other suggestions would be appreciated as well.
Also, is it okay to dunk the cylinders with the labels on them (chlorine cylinder and the CYA bottle) in the pool or should I use the graduated cylinder to get the water and then pour it into the containers with the labels?