So I am new to spas/hot tubs and survived my first summer with the pool (thanks to TFP!!) Pool was great with easy maintenance.
The spa has been empty since we moved into the new house in May, dont know how long it sat empty total. It needed a new circ pump which i just installed. Mechanically it is now working. I filled the tub prior to installing the pump, that was about 3 weeks ago. I added some bleach just to make an attempt to not let Swamp Thing grow while i was waiting on the pump. Spa was filled with well water (not softened) that is filtered by the whole house filter.
I used my TF-100 kit and came up with the following readings:
PH >8 (purple color using Taylor K-1000)
CYA 0 (filled the viewing tube to the top and could see the black dot clearly)
CH didnt get a good reading... the solution was pink/lavender in color, turned clear w blue "speckles" at 50 drops of R-0012. It never turned blue even at 100 drops.
Other strange thing, I checked the Chlorine with the Taylor K-1000 and it was orange in color. Guessing I put in too much bleach, I did add more 2 nights ago.
Where should i go from here? Thanks in advance!!