FC - Free Chlorine
CC - Combined Chlorine
- Not sure what these mean, but on my HTH test kit it is showing the chlorine to be at 1
pH - Test kit says it is way beyond 7 (almost purple colour), yet my electronic PH meter says it is 6? Highly confusing! I think the test kit might be old.
TA - Total Alkalinity - 90ppm
CH - Calcium Hardness - Not sure
CYA - Cyanuric Acid (stabilizer) - not sure
Borates - (if you are using borates) - not sure
For the longest time the PH was heavily acidic and our TA was literally close to 0, so we added alkalinity up until that was around 100ppm, then we added soda ash to increase the PH. Problem is the PH doesn't ever really rise above 7 (as I am inclined to go more with the PH reading from the metre, as I use it for gardening and my plants are perfectly healthy) and is constantly looking cloudy. We also suspected a possible problem with oxygen levels in the pool, so we built a fountain type of contraption and let it run for a week, with about 20 or so little jets of water. Didn't make a difference!
The pool has been cloudy for months now.