So I got the TF-100 today and did my first round of testing.
~75 degree water
FC 2 (I added about 1/4 gal liquid chlorine afterwards)
CC .5 (first drop turned it clear)
When testing CH, I thought I was doing it wrong, as I was keeping track of the drops I thought "this is getting to be over 1,000!" so I came inside and re-read the extended test procedure, and I think I was just calculating wrong. I'll attempt CH again tomorrow.
To me, the TA is a bit high, but not sure how to lower it. Poolcalculator says to lower pH then aerate, but I don't have an aerator.
I do have some trichlor tabs, but I think I'm going to stick with the liquid chlorine once these run out since I don't want my CYA any higher. I can get liquid chlorine from WalMart for about $3.25/gal for the 10% stuff which is lower than I've been able to find bleach.
How can I test for salt? And does higher salt "soften" the water and make it feel better? I do not use a SWG.