I just got my TF-100 kit as recommended by the folks here. Struggling with my pool chemistry all last summer and starting off with trouble getting the algae and cloudiness under control this year indicates I need to change my strategy. Hoping the guidance here and the BBB method will help me turn things around.
At the moment, I am running the filter/vacuum about 10 hours per night and the pool is blue (after lots of granular chlorine), but a little cloudy.
I made a mistake and dumped the water for the FC test before testing for CC and TC (chose not to burn another 58 drops to re-run it tonight), but have some preliminary numbers and they don't look good. Not sure which issues to tackle first...
FC = 29
CC = ??
TC = ?? (chlorine test from my cheap kit was off the chart yesterday)
pH = 7.2
TA = 600+ ( I stopped adding drops after that)
CH = 600+ (I stopped adding drops after that)
CYA = 100+ ( couldn't see the dot well before it hit 100, since it looks like a log scale on the vial I can't say for sure, but I am guessing 200-300)
Temp = 106 for a high today, about 96 when I tested
I know these numbers are all pretty bad (except maybe pH, which isn't too far off). I'm hoping the experts here can help me figure out which problem to address first and how.
Thanks in advance! Looking forward to be coming another TFP/BBB success story!