used my Taylor K-2006 kit for the first time today. I got most of the leaves vacuumed out of the pool, water is cloudy but not terrible, considering. Dumped in 2 gallons of 10% bleach as a starting guess. Allowed it to mix in, then tested
<nervously opens the envelope...>
Free chlorine: 10 ppm
Combined Chlorine: 1 ppm
pH: 7.8, added one drop of acid reagent, it went down to 7.4
Total Alkalinity: 130 ppm @ calcium carbonate
Calcium Hardness: 180 ppm calcium hardness @ calcium carbonate
Cyanuric Acid: indeterminate (<30 ppm?) The directions indicated the mixture should be cloudy, but it was crystal clear. I was able to see the black dot all the way to the top of the column.
ok, I'm ready to go buy some chemicals - tell me what to buy!