1. I just recently found this site and ordered the TF 100 kit. My previous kit/testing consisted of the basic (chlorine/pH) the installer gave me. My pH readings have always shown higher than the pool store readings. I figured the TF 100 kit would help me get more accurate readings. My k1000 is still telling me I have 8.2 (or higher) pH. The last 2 pool store readings are below:
I increased SWG % to 35 and added 11 oz of MA. My k1000 test still showed bright pink (8.2 or higher). However the pool store showed:
My salt readings have been 3000 (according to my aquapod); the store readings have always been lower (2900/2800).
2. My test kit readings were much higher than store's:
TA 320 (using the 10ml method; 425 doing the 15 ml method)
CYA 30, maybe 32, when store read 40)
When I asked, he said his readings use lasers (i.e. more accurate than test kits...) I don't trust my readings yet, doing them only once (but following the rec of wiping w wet cloth after each drop for static electricity - takes a long time...!)
Any suggestions/reccomendations, please? Thanks much