Just a quick background, we are getting ourselves organized to DIY our AGP. We live in the country and are on a well. We have tried multiple options for bringing in water to fill the pool and it looks like we are going use water from the pond that is just down the hill from our house. We are going to be putting it in to some of those large square totes and hauling it up the hill on a trailer.
Today I went down and got some water from the pond just for a pre-test. This is the FIRST time that I have used the TF-100 kit so I don't know how accurate my test results are.
Here is what I got.
FC - 3
PH - 7.5
TA - 80
CH - 120
CYA - 0???? The dot never disappeared even though I filled the tube up.
I don't think there is anything alarming with these results, but then again, I have no idea what any of them mean.
I'm sure we will also be using a hose from our house and putting in water from our well. I haven't tested that water yet, but I probably will. I know we have some metals in our water as I can not use bleach in the laundry. I have been told by other people in the neighborhood that if you use bleach in the washing machine on your whites that I will get a bunch of rust on the clothes and ruin them.
Can you tell me if there is a way to test for metals and if there is metal in our well water, what do I need to do about it, if anything?
Take it easy on me. This is my first attempt at testing the water. It probably doesn't make any sense at all.