So I have read the pool school and ordered my TF-100 test kit (which arrived yesterday). Busted out the directions and went to work..the results are as follows:
PH = 8.2
FC = 10.5
CC = 2.0
TC = 12.5
CH = 250
TA = 140
CYA = More than zero, less than 20 (the dot looked like the midpoint test dot pic posted on the Taylor website, when the tube was filled to the top)
I have a nylon filled with CYA tied to ladder (put in the pool last Saturday). The ladder is located midway around the pool from the return and skimmer.
PH was 6.8 last night and I added about a pound of PH up. Chlorine was 0.5 ppm last night and I added a gallon of liquid chlorine. (These measurements from the K-1000 basic kit) I'm thinking I added to much of both?
I also have two sticks of trichloro-s-triazinetrione (sold as Brite Stix) in the skimmer.
I feel like we have thrown everything but the kitchen sink in the pool! My main concerns are..is it safe to swim? And what do I do to get the CYA level up and the FC down?
The pool gets full sun from about 11AM - 8PM...not sure if that matters?
Any advice is greatly appreciated!!!