Hi, I'm a new pool owner (it came with my newly bought first house) Here are my first results with the k-2006C test kit I just received from Piscines Appolo:
It is a bit more work than I thought using this kit, but at least it's precise.
My pool is now perfectly clear. I started using copper sulfate (http://www.crystallineh2o.com/EN/faq.php) before coming on this site, so I think will use it until I empty the bottle. I put really small amount each week. After that I will try the BBB method (without borate though so I should say BB method).
I just adjusted up my TA with arm and hammer, so that's why my ph is up a bit. I will add some Ph- powder left from previous owner.
Maybe I should buy some conditioner to add some CYA. I am using trichlor tablets in a floater since 2 weeks but it seems to take forever to dissolve. Maybe that's why my CYA is zero.
I was using calcium hypoclorite (also leftover from previous owner) but I just emptied it last night i will use 10% bleach from now on.
Do I need to do anything to lower my CC at 2.2?
Another question, can I use bleach for shocking too? I just found a dead animal (small mole) and I tried to shock last night, nut I'm not sure I had enough hypoclorite left.