I currently have the Frog system in where the Mineralizer is built in to the system with the chlorine back pack. I would like to get rid of the system but not ready to cut it out and would like to run the system empty. I just used the TF 100 for the first time in the afternoon and this morning went to another pool store to get the water tested and PH and CL are the same as the TF 100. I was also able to get a nice break on 12.5% liquid chlorine with a coupon and paid about $3.99 per gallon so I purchased a few gallons. My levels were .1 yesterday and I used the BBB method and within a day the levels were raised to 2 ppm. The water was cloudy this morning and I vacuumed the pool and now it looks crystal clear. Maybe algae was formed on the bottom of the pool and that is the reason why it was cloudy, not sure.
So here are my questions:
I know the CL level needs to be raised to 5 without the mineral system and bac-pac. How do I do this?
Does it matter what minerals are in the pool and should I bring the level to 5 immediately or gradually bring up the level?
Or should I continue to run the frog system with and empty out the bac pac, etc.
With the TF-100 can I test for minerals, copper, etc? And if my levels are too high what do I do?
Tomorrow I will test for TA, CH and CYA. Thank you.