I'm having trouble with my spa that I need corrected. It's a 600 gallon spa and I'm using the Taylor K-2006C testing kit. My test results came after we changed the filters, drained, filled, and balanced the spa TWICE (heavy weekend usage with no chlorine in spa)! First attempt of balancing spa we got weird readings that we weren't use to same went with the second attempt.
Here are my results:
Chlorine (Free, Combined) Test
Test unit calls for 25 mL of sample water with 2 dippers of R-0870 until sample turns pink. If pink color disappears, add R-0870 until sample water turns pink.
*Followed instructions and pink color disappeared so added 2 more dippers of R-0870 until sample turned pink.
Test unit calls to add R-0871 reagent drops until pink sample water turns clear then multiplying drops by .2 ppm to find out free chlorine levels.
*Followed instructions and ended up having to add 100 drops of reagent. 10 ppm free chlorine.
Test unit calls for 44 mL of sample water with 5 drops of R-0004 then to invert to mix
*Followed instructions and sample water turned purple. I have no idea what that means!?!
Total Akalinity Test
Test unit calls for 25 mL of sample water with 2 drops of R-0007, 5 drops of R-0008 until water turns green, then add R-0009 until sample water turns from green to red. Multiply drops of R-0009 by 10 to find out total alkalinity.
*Followed instructions and sample water turned a light hint of green. Added R-0009 to see if I could get a color change. After 4 drops it changed from a light hint of green to a light hint of red. I'm use to seeing an obvious green color change but not here.
Calcium Hardness Test
Test unit calls for 25 mL of sample water with 20 drops of R-0010, 5 drops of R-001L until water turn red if calcium is present, then add R-0012 until sample water turns from red to blue. Multiply drops of R-0012 by 10 to find out calcium hardness.
*Followed instructions and sample water turned a faint pink/purple color. Added R-0012 to see if color would change and after 10 drops it did.
Anyone have this happen to them like this after draining and filling your spa? Please help this has been bugging me for the past three days. By the way our pool has no issue what-so-ever and when we do our testings with our test kits the colors turn an obvious color.