The TF-100 was awaiting my arrival home from work. That was some fast shipping,....thanks again Dave for everything...you rock!!
Here's a brief background before the results. Pool was filled last Thursday, tossed in a floater with three 3" pucks to ward off the creepy crawlies, pump connected on Friday to move water (no Filter), massive amounts of rainfall Sun, Mon, Tues = draining water daily with submersible pump. Sand filter finally hooked up and auto chlorinator installed and loaded with nine of the 3" pucks this past Tuesday.
Shocked with one bag of Leslie's shock and started trying to balance water using test strips only. Water has remained crystal clear since being filled a week ago, but reading chlorine levels off the charts. Removed floater, turned off auto chlorinator (has been off ever since), and vacuumed once, this past Tuesday.
Crawled my big ol butt in there for about 5-10 minutes yesterday and today to see if the funk off my body would drop chlorine levels some, and added Borax and Leslie's Alkalinity up this morning before work.
TF-100 arrived, tested things twice, (being a noob and all) figured I'd get an average and use that figure. Everything seems right except if I'm to add my FC to my CC to get my TC, somethings just not jiving there, and I can see that little black dot thingy is gonna take a minute to get used to!!!
FC - 6
CC - 1
TC - 5
PH - 7.5 (same as the human eye from what I here)
T/A - 110
CH - didn't check, my pool has a vinyl liner
CYA - 30