Okay, bare wth me since I'm new to doing all of this water testing on my own. Here are the numbers I got when I tested my pool the day after opening and adding 2 gallons of bleach. I also went to the pool store tonight and got them to test my water too. Our FC and CC numbers are WAY off, I have no idea what I'm doing wrong!! Please help!
FC = 11 (it took me 55 drops of R-0871 FAS-DPD Reagent to get the color to change from pink to colorless, is that normal??!)
CC = 0 (sample never turned pink, so no CC present)
TC = (don't know how to measure)
CYA = 0
pH = 8.2
TA = 150
CA Hardness = 170
POOL STORE NUMBERS
FC = .5 ppm
CC = 7.1 ppm
TC = 7.7 ppm
CYA = 5 ppm
pH = 8.2
TA = (w/ stabilizer correction) 79 ppm
CA Hardness = 160 ppm
Purchased 12lbs. of Stabilizer and wondering if I should add a few pounds at a time in a pantyhose until it dissolves or what recommendation? They told me to pour it into the skimmer.
Have to buy the 20lbs of Calcium Hardness from them tomorrow (they were out)
Need to purchase 4 lbs. of ph decreaser.
Sorry for all the questions, but this is my first time testing all these on my own and I really curious as to what the heck I'm doing wrong with the FC reading! Thanks so much!