Our 27' pool is finally up. We filled it with city water by garden hose over a 24 hour period. Since then I've been waiting for my Taylor test kit to arrive to begin using the BBB method. During that time (~ 1 week) it has only been treated with the chlorinator.
Here are my test results which didn't quite work as I expected. Hope you can help and get me headed in the right direction. Our water currently is very, very clear with no cloudiness.
Chlorine Test (Free, Combined) FC =.2 ppm, CC = .2 ppm
pH test = 7.0 pH units
Acid Demand Test : This didn't work! I followed instructions and had added 125 drops of R-0005 dropwise before I quit trying. The only effect it had on the 7.0 pH color was to lighten it.
Base Demand Test: Not completed because previous test failed.
Total Alkalinity Test: 100 ppm total alkalinity (calcium carbonate)
Calcium hardness test: 140 ppm
Cyanuric Acid Test: Solution doesn't get cloudy and therefore the black dot on the bottom never disappears.
Tried to use the pool caculator , but wasn't sure what goals should be inputted.