First, sorry to be long winded but I feel like I need to give you the whole story so that you can understand what is going on.
I have just been tasked at work to be the person in charge of taking of our pool and whirlpool. The previous person will not return any calls to answer any questions so I am flying blind and on top of it I have never done this before.
From the get go I first tested both the pool and WP to get a baseline of where I was starting from. My test resaults were no where close to the recomended readings. Sorry I dont have those readings with me right now but I took my samples to the local pool store and for the pool the TA was low the PH was low (6.8) but what took the cake was the FC was .06 and the CYA was 158+. For the WP the pool people tested the water 4 times twice with strips, once with their computer, and once with chem. On all but the computer the FC was off the charts and the computer read .06.
Now with alot of work and TLC and learning I am getting the pool under control.
FC: 12.6 (this high due to high CYA per The Pool Calculator)
CC: 1 (CC and TC are the same right?)
PH: 7.0 (had this up to 7.2 but having a hard time keeping it up)
CYA: I still cant read with my testing so I keep it at 150
I do have an orp/ph constant meter but I just use this as a quick check.
My problem is with the WP. I did a partial drain just last night (not sure how many gal but if I had to guess I would say somewhere between 1/4 to 1/2). I know I should test everything but I stop at FC which I just cant get a reading on. I add the two scoops of DPD the water turns red then clear so I add one more and it turns pale red....I start to add the reagent and it just keeps getting reder and reder and never goes clear. I have gone up to about 25 ppm but stop cause Im just so ****** off about this.
So after this long post my question is this. How do I know if my WP is bromine or chlorine? and....Anyone have any advice?
I if the WP is bromine I will be moving to Chlorine just because my boss wants things as simple as possable.
Thanks for all the help.