Hello all, I am a new Pool owner here in beautiful Clearwater, FL. I have a Taylor K-2006 test kit, and my total Alkalinity comes out to 70( number of drops times 10 to achieve color change). When I take the same water sample to Pinch a Penny, the number comes out to 110. Why is there such a difference? I see they are using the same reagents I am. Has anyone else had this issue? My PH climbs about .2 per day if I keep the "Water Decent" off. I let it bounce to around 7.8 and throw a Pint of acid in about every 4 days or so. I assume this is Normal for a new Pool.
I have read the Getting started portion of this site. I am using the numbers that are posted here to maintain my SWG Pool.
My Pool is 10,000 gal, SWG, Quartz interior(Plaster?) with a Hayward 3 speed variable set to run about 7 hours a day to turn over the water twice. the Pool is only 2 months old. about an inch or so evaporation a week. Chlorine is maintaining at 2.6 and Pool is screened in. Cyanuric acid is around 60+. Calcium is around 390.