It's too cold to swim yet, but we are new pool owners (new pool completed last fall) so we are trying to learn early while we can.
Here's the results I got from the Taylor 2006 test kit:
Free CL - .5
Comb CL - .5
PH - 7.4
Total Alk - 50
Calc Hardness - 130
Cyanuric acid - 0?
According to our Intellichlor our salt levels are around 3350, which is supposed to be ok for our pool. I don't understand how our chlorine levels could be at .5 if the salt is ok? We did shock it about three weeks ago when we opened it and no algae for the last two weeks.
On the cyanuric acid, I filled the little bottle to the 7 line, then added the reagent or whatever until it was at 14. I shook it for 30 seconds. It was not cloudy in the least.
I double checked both of these tests to make sure I wasn't doing something wrong.