I'm a new pool owner. We moved about 9 months ago and hired a pool service to maintain the pool. I decided to stop using the service a few weeks ago and maintain it myself. My Taylor K-2006 test kit came in the mail yesterday (yay!) and did a reading last night. Here are the numbers I got:
Ph - 7.6
TA - 90ppm
CH - 375
CYA - over 100
FC - 1.6
While I waited to get my K-2006 test kit in the mail, I was relying on test strips. The strips were telling me that my chlorine level was really high. I took the water to have it tested last week and both the FC and TC came back as high (5) as did the CYA (100). I turned off my chlorinator for 2 days and added soda ash to get the chlorine level down. I have since turned the chlorinator back on to it's lowest setting.
After reading about high CYA levels in the forum, I'm thinking my only option is to start draining water out of the pool. Auuughh!!
Your feedback is much appreciated!!!