I got my TFTest kit last night. Today was my first ever pool test. I thought the directions were easy to understand and everything seemed to go well.
For those who didn't see my intro thread, I fired my pool guy after constant black and green algae problems. He was constantly using pucks and bags of dichlor. I did a drain and refill two weeks ago before I found this site.
From this morning:
CH 260 (turned lavender) tap water was 120 as a comparison
I have been using bleach and test strips before today to check for chlorine.
First thing I see is I need to raise CYA to at least 50. I have a SWG that has not been used since we moved in 1.5 years ago. Last pool guy said it wasn't maintaining FC high enough so he turned it off. Who knows, I need to take the cell off and clean it.
Second thing is, FC and CC look reasonable, water is crystal clear.
TA and pH are a bit high. I will use some muriatic acid and aeration on that.
My CH test turned lavender and not blue at 260. Is that a fading endpoint or ok?
Anything I missed? Thanks!