As I wait for my test kit, I am using test strips I have that measure TA, CH, FC, CC, PH, CYA. When I first opened (but still covered), the chlorine levels where low and was to cold for SWG to work. Per SimplePool, it indicated to add nearly 3 jugs of chlorox to get to proper levels. Since then, I have added salt to get to 3400PPM as well as enough boric acid to get to 50ppm. From then (nearly two weeks ago), til now... my CC and FC are off the charts. I think my test strip stops at 10PPM for each but even uncovered this whole week, they still are that high.
CYA = 50
TA = 90
PH = 7.6
I have my wife taking to pool store today just for their computer readings. Just curios why both CC and FC are pegged so high for so long.