Took my first tests today using the TF100 test kit. Ran them twice to be sure they were consistent.
FC = 9.5
CC = 0
TC = 9.5
pH = 7.4
TA = 120
CYA = 0
I had a Frog mineral system running, but as of this morning have stopped using it, based on some of the horror stories and suggestions I have read here. The canister is still present but the mineral and chlorine cartridges have been removed. It's one cost I will not miss.
If I understand correctly, looking at my numbers, the TA is on the high side and should be lowered; CYA is nonexistent and should be raised to the 30 - 50 range. FC is high but should burn off over time and from the sun beating down on it most of the day (about 12 hours of sun overhead).
My questions are as follows:
1) Which should I focus on first?
2) Can I address both at the same time, or should I focus on one at a time?
3) Should I be focusing on something completely different?
4) Most importantly to my 5 year old daughter, can she still swim while making these adjustments?
I will try to answer any questions, but still consider myself a pool noob, even though I have had a pool for 6 years now, so please forgive me if I ask for clarification.
Thanks for your assistance.