hi I found this site toward the end of the swimming season last year. I just received my T100 kit in the mail and couldn't wait to try it out. Here are my numbers (along w/ numbers from pool store for comparison):
T100 Pool store
FC 19 10
CC 1 --
pH 6.8 9
TA 90 60
CH 325 --
CYA 41 90
I see a noticeable difference in some of the numbers. Since this is my first time, I wonder if the problem is me
When I was doing the TA test, I got the sample to turn a lite peach color after about 9 drops (90) ..since the test said it should turn red, I kept putting in drops. Finally after 25 drops and it still being a peachy color, I stopped and didn't want to waste the chemical. Do you think MY TA number is correct?
Also, last year, we fought algae all year.. (never had a problem previous2yrs). that's when I started looking and found TFP. I learned about the relationship between cya and chlorine. At the end of last yr, the pool store said our cya was +/- 100. We drained our pool by about 2/3 and refilled it. I suspect MY cya number is correct with the knowledge of last years cya # (we had been using the 3" discs w/ trichlor) and how it has built over the 3 yrs we had the pool. IF my cya reading is correct, why would the pool store have such a high number?
Today we finished vacumming the pool, scrubbed the sides, etc. OUR water looks better but cloudy (our story all last season). I was thinking I should check my numbers again tomorrow. What should I do to get my water clear?
I have yet to figure how to put my info into a signature so here is some basic info :
Cincinnati OH... 84* today. 24 foot AG pool.
Thanks so much!!