First of all, thanks for a great product! This will bring alot of "easy button" to this rookie's life.
I'm pretty sure I know what's going on, just wanted to make sure my assumptions were correct.
The pool is still closed with the cover on it, we'll probably open it this week-end. I was waiting to get the kit so I didn't go and top it off(still a couple inches below the skimmer) and have to drain it some later. These were done pretty close to the surface(I can only reach so far down through the skimmer ) Here's the goods:
pH: 6.8 (looked even lower than that)
Temp: 76ish(checked day before)
Now, I did the OTO first and it didn't register anything. When I did the FAS-DPD, I didn't get any pink at all when I added the powder. I assume this is because there is no Cl in the pool at all?!? I did that twice just to make sure I didn't mess it up and stopped when it didn't turn pink.
Would it be fairly safe to assume that bringing the water up to the proper level will be equal to about an 1/8 of capacity(assuming 48" deep) and result in a dillution of around 12% of existing levels??? ie: 500 salt will end up at 440ish
I was really happy to see the the CYA as low as it is considering the stack of pucks in the shed from the previous owners.
This week-end will see me adding some 12% to shock levels, deploying some salt and adding some baking soda. The CYA will come after the clean up, when I can leave the filter for a week.