Here are my first set of #'s since joining TFP... done on my very 1st, brand spanking new TF 100 test kit. 8)
A little history and confession I suppose...
I've only used strips occasionally and have used a drop kit from WalMart for the last 4 years. My pool has only been sick (cloudy) and black (didn't cover for winter) one time each so here goes.
FC 1.5 (will be bring that up in a bit )
CYA 25 (water level was closer to 30)
My water is clear but if I don't bring the FC up, I know I'll lose it to a major outbreak! I think I'm okay with a CC of .5 but currently sitting in the danger zone if I don't get it that FC up.
PH seems to come up and down but hasn't dropped below 7.2 or risen above 7.5 according to WalMart kit but I'm going to keep an eye on it. It does come up with bleach though as I've read is normal. I *might* add a little borax.
We've been getting poured on so I'm not surprised with the CYA level plus, my brother cannon balled it 2 weeks ago a dozen or so times. I'm going to add a little more stabilizer too.
As far as CC being .5, can I just bump the CL up without shocking since I'm at .5?
The kit is amazingly simple! It was a little intimidating when I first looked at it but it's NOT! My 11 year old dd and I did all the tests in a matter of 5 minutes. She likes adding the drops and watching the colors. Might I add that shipping was fast I ordered on Friday and had it today, Monday. Thanks Duraleigh.
And to the Members, Special Contributors, Mods and Sean, thanks for TFP! I can honestly say that I have a better grasp of pool care than I ever have!