Finally had our liner replaced a week ago, came across this forum and couldn't stop reading since. I've been testing the water with some test strips and could not trust the readings, so I took the recommendation from many here and purchased a Taylor K2006 kit. In the meantime, I just put half a gallon of chlorine every few days and raised the pH with pH+.
It arrived today and I couldn't wait to test it out.
Here are my readings, please let me know if I'm reading this properly.
FC: My guess is zero, since the vial never turned pink after I put two scoops of the powder, so I stopped there.
TA: It looked hot pink after the 8th drop, so I added up to 11 drops and the color remained the same (never seemed RED to me). Is this right?
pH: (I know I must be color challenged) I think it fell between 7.7 or 7.8
CH: I ignored this test since it's vinyl liner.
So this is what I plan to do tomorrow, get some stabilizer and add 6 lbs (according to pool calculator goal set to 40). At the same time, add about a gallon of 10% liquid chlorine (pool calculator set to goal 4).
Or do you guys think I need to worry about my pH being a bit on the high side?
Thanks, I hope I can get the hang of testing with drops but I think I need to confirm if I'm doing it right.