I brought a sample to local pool store. So I could check with my test kit to practice. They found, alkalinity 70 ph 7.8 calcium 240 chlorine 6.2 FC and total. copper .03 stabilizer 0 . I know the chlorine is high. My water was staying coudy so I shocked it again. I wounder how long it will take the sun use the FC so we can go in? Ted and I added some cya. But I had to backwash several times because the pressure getting getting too high. So Im sure I washed out the cya. The pool store says Ideal Chlorine is 1.0-1.5 I put some cya in a cotton sock out of drawer, and put that in the skimmer.
I brought the alkalinty up to around 90 with some baking soda. And brought the ph down to around 7.3 with dry acid. When I do the total alkalinity test , I add a drop and swirl it around. Do I count the drops after I see a flash of red? or when the liquid stays red? Also I can't figure out how to test for br. I added mule team. About a little more than a full large box. If I have this right you add the same drops on the same yellow side Of the chlorine/ph plastic thing. If you have 2ppm of chlorine, you have 4ppm of bromine? filix