After years of dreaming, months of planning, and weeks of waiting for the rain to stop, the new AGP is finally installed. I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the knowledge I found here at TFP. I have read and learned so much over the past few months. I had my TF-100 test kit weeks ahead of time. The pool was completely filled by midnight the day of install. I spent the last 2 days adding bleach slowly to raise my FC and adding a 4 lb container of HTH stabilizer via sock on the return jet. The stabilizer was gone from the sock within a few hours. The next day I took my first full set of test data:
9pm - water temp 75f
FC = 5.0
CC = .5
TC = 5.5
CH = 125
TA = 50
CYA = 25
PH = 8.2
I tested FC and CC again this morning and got:
FC = 4.5
CC = .5
I wasn't sure there was even .5 CC, I added 1 drop and couldn't tell for sure if it got any clearer. So it could be 0 = CC too. I'm sure I'll eventually have more confidence in the accuracy of the results with practice.
So my plan is to pick up some more stabilizer and raise it to 50 over the next 3-4 weeks. I am going to go after the PH a little more aggressively. Should I find muriatic acid? Or is the HTH PH Down product OK to use?
I'll post some pictures of the install in my next post to this thread.