I am completely fustrated with this pool... This is all new to me... This is my 3rd season with this pool and a friend recommended this site to me. To make a long story short my pool has turned green 2x. After numerous chemical purchases I realized that the SWG was not producing chlorine. I called the pool company and after $150.00 svc call and who knows how much the part is! It is now fixed. I've been going to my local pool store Chemix which i think is better then leslie to get my water tested every few days or so. it was pretty consistant. We went away over the weekend and the test kit came. These test numbers are probably from wed/Thurs of last week.
I added 2.5 lbs CYA earlier last week, then another 2.5 lbs CYA in a sock in the skimmer on Friday before i left to try to get the cya up to where it should be I figured that i would wait to receive the test kit to adjust anything else that needed to be done. Today i decided to test the pool water with the TF100 test kit.
I used the k-1000 first. (I did not see/read your extended test kit directions yet.)
The CL was bright orange...How could this be? PH was between the 7.2-7.5 range. Next I did the clorine drop test 2x The first time was 38 drops 2nd time was 36 drops x 0.5. Could my chlorine level really be 20PPM??? TA- The color never changed to red and went clear. I skipped the CH test and went to the CYA test. i filled the CA view tube to the top and i could still see the black dot so i am guessing that my CYA is extremely low, but i just added more CYA on Friday its possible that it is not registering. My SWG is saying that my salt is only 2200 PPM and i need to add salt. I don't even know what to do first. Its supposed to be 90 tomorrow. Can my kids swim in this??