The kit was waiting on me at home last night, thanks for the fast turnaround of the order!
I tried the 'quicktest' on my tap (well water w/acid reducer system and softening system); I got zero Chlorine of course, and 7.2 pH. Now I'm ready to do the full test on my spa (which is active, has been all winter), and also my pool (which I want to begin opening Saturday). As I said earlier, I'm going from Baq to BBB, so wish me luck
Anyway, I had a couple of quick questions that came up last night...I see on the Chlorine Drop Test that I need to use the R-870 powder, mix, then add R-871 one drop at a time. That gives my FC. Then, step 5 says to add 5 drops of R-0003 to the solution and swirl to check for CC -- Question 1: Do I add the 5 drops to the solution that already has the R-871 in it? Or do I get new water for step 5?
Question 2: On the Calcium Hardness test, it mentions that if the pool water contains copper, add 2 drops of R-0012 prior to adding R-0011L...How do I know if my water contains copper?
Question 3: Since I'm opening my pool Saturday, and will be going to BBB from Baquacil (even though I've added no Baq since late October), what do I do each hour or two when I test to see if I need more BBB? The Quicktest, or the full gamut of tests?
I know these are newbie questions, but I do appreciate your time.
P.S. I will try to test the pool water tonight and post results in the BBB thread, to see if anyone sees any potential issues for the Saturday BBB 'blitzkrieg.'