I have officially taken the plunge thanks to the arrival of my new TF100 kit yesterday. My first test went ok but there were some diffculties. The first thing i discovered and already suspected was that my TC was too high for the standard test, so i had to do the drop test. That test yielded a result of 13.5 for TC.
So does that alter other tests since it is so high? Also my TA was way high for what i expected. I first was stumped because due to the high chlorine the water went from blue to yellow instead of red. I finally read that this was normal and then retested. Oddly enough the next time it turned to red. Go figure....
Anyway i performed the test 3 times because it kept giving me readings in the 200's, which isn't what the results from the pool store have been telling me. One thing i am concerned about is the R009 where you add drops, swirling between drops...the drops seemed to be MUCH smaller than the other reagents. Is this normal?
I am going to retest today but if it is accurate it appears i need to add muriatic acid. I think the calculator told me 36 oz. Regardless here are my results, i am just not totally confident in them...
Water is crystal clear and has been for weeks. It does try and leave bathtub rings on the fiberglass sides from time to time but other than that all is well.