FC -over 5.0 ( don't have the FAS-DPD yet - I know I need to get it.)
pH - 7.8
TA - 100
CH - 250
CYA - over 100
Salt - 4500 ( per Leslie's)
New fiberglass SWG pool. I added 10 bags of salt when we opened 3-4 weeks ago. SWG was happy until I added hardness increaser, then it started flashing high salt. i guess it is reading the CaCl as salt too, since it is technically a salt. It doesn't give me a number, just flashing lights to indicate low or high.
Not sure how CYA got so high, I added less than the pool calculator recommended. (But I have had that happen with pH adjustments too, so I have gotten where I add only 1/2 to 2/3 what it says then retest. ) The black dot disappeared about 2/3 the way to 100.
I wanted to get a number on my salt, so I took the water to Leslie's. They said my salt was 4500 & my CYA was 50. Not surprised on their CYA reading - few weeks ago they told me it was 60 when none had been added yet. The same guy was the one who did the test today - last time he told me that 60 was "practically nothing".
I added 18 oz MA tonight after the test to bring the pH down some. Not sure whether I should mess with the other stuff or just leave it alone since the pool is looking great.