Hey all..first post after reading Pool School and tons of posts. I just got my TF-100 test kit and performed tests this morning and I'm confused about some results.
27' above ground pool using chlorine - fill out of shallow well
Just coming off an algae bloom so my chlorine levels are way up...I think...thus the first source of confusion:
I attempted the chlorine drop test 4 times - only once did the water stay pink after adding one heaping scoop of R-870 powder....the other three times it showed a little pink and went clear again while swirling to mix
The one time it stayed pink I was up to 60 drops of R-871 solution and it still wasn't turning back to clear...I gave up
The simple cheap test strips confirm chlorine level is very high....yet I don't have a true reading....the water is comfortable for swimming with no complaints of too much chlorine from any guests.
The rest of my readings:
Ph = 7.2 (using Taylor basic kit)
TA = 200
CH = 650
CYA = 100
Is there a better way to test Ph with the TF-100 kit?
Ok...where do I start? I know the TA is high...calcium hardness way high (from filling from well I assume)....CYA is maybe ok.