Got my Taylor 2006 kit today. Wow, I hope I get better at this. I feel like everything I did was so inaccurate. So if I could get some advice please?
FC = 14.4
CC = 0
PH = possibly 7.8 or higher. This was really hard for me to tell the difference in color, but it also said to add a different drop to see how many drops would bring down to a different color. I added one drop and it appeared to have measured closer to 7.6
TA = 180 or 190 Not sure of the accuracy here either. The directions said add the 3rd drops until it changes from green to bright red. Well, it never changed to red, only pink. I kept counting up until 75 drops and still no red. I tried it again after readying TFP method and it said only until it changed from green to another color. I counted 18 or 19 drops.
CYA = somewhere around 75 or 80. I had a lot of trouble with the black dot. Is it supposed to completely dissappear so you cannot see a trace of it at all? Seemed like my eyes just still wanted to see a small hint of a black dot. I even tried cutting the water 50/50 and doing it again.
I really thought the kit would be much more accurate than the strips, but I don't find it much easier yet. I am pretty sure I got an accurate reading on free chlorine though.
So, does it appear that I need to make any adjustments, or should I try for more accurate results. Any ideas on that?
P.S. Just re-read Extended Test Kit Instructions and I just realized I've been rinsing my comparator tubes with tap water rather than pool water!!! Don't know how much this is affecting my accuracy.