Just received TF-100 and numbers are freaking me out.
OK I know that what I have been doing is very loose and just want to say ahead of time that I see the error of my ways.
I have been relying on a combination of test strips and pool store test results.
I will do a full battery of tests again this evening and post numbers.
But I was caught up short with my first tests.
I knew that my CYA was high due to using pucks so I did switch to BBB a couple of months ago.
The pool store results for CYA had been coming down from 100+ to around 80, My TF-100 black dot disappeared before the liquid was ½ way to the 100 mark.
My FC readings had been around 12 to 14 (I kept them high due to CYA Lock.)
When I did my drop test it seems to show FC levels of 50.
At that point I was thoroughly freaked out and decided to continue on with the CC test and this was very low.
Don’t remember what it was exactly because I was like I said freaked out and frankly doubting my ability to perform the tests.
The Tests seem simple enough so I don’t know what’s going on here.
My water is very clear and I thought it was in good but not perfect shape.
I thought I would get the test kit and learn to fine tune for great water but this initial test is disturbing.
Is it possible for the strips and pool store to be this off or is it me?
I did see another thread with a similar concern so could the batch of chemicals be off?