Got the TF100 and been itching to use it even though the pool isn't here til Thursday so I got it out and tested the fill water. It was probably a good experiment in following directions, before it 'counts'... So, here's what I got:
This is city water, from the hose...
FC = .5ppm
TA = this is where direction following helps. I got to 32 drops (yikes) and it changed color when I dropped it in but the sample then went back to green. I read the 'detailed' directions and suspect I wasn't fully inverting the bottle to get a full sized drop so hoping that number is high, or doesn't matter on my vinyl lined ABG. So, my question that I didn't find answered is whether you've got your result when the drop added changes color or if the whole sample is suppose to change?
PH = 7.5
That's it for now! I'm getting some "poolife" chems with the pool.... They were vague about what they are and so I may or may not use them. As part of the 'package' they are really just a throw in to get you to buy more stuff.
I've been working on figuring out what to do when it gets here, so see if I'm thinking on the right lines. Need to bring pool to shock level (with either bleach or Poolife shock assuming it is chlorine and nothing but chlorine) and keep it there while CYA has a chance to dissolve. CYA is added by either using the 'tablets' they give me to add both chlorine and CYA together or with bleach + CYA.
Do I need to test Calcium Hardness on the tap water, or does it matter?
I keep reading and learning, thanks for your help!