TF-100 arrived yesterday! My wife had a puzzled look on her face as I ripped open the package and headed to the backyard to play with a pool that just had the last ice melt just days ago. Since we just bought the house, I was pretty anxious to see the condition of the water and what I'll be up against.
I pushed back the water bags and the solid cover enough to access the water on one end. Water temperature was 49.5 (close to cover and edge). Using a rinsed container, I took a sample from the pool. However, with the amount of cover I removed, I did not get the suggested 1 foot deep water sample.
I was not expecting the clorine tests to be so high, especially for a pool that had been winterized since October, but expected CYA to be problematic due to the chemicals left by the previous owner. Could I have tainted my results by not obsessively rinsing the unknown sampling bucket from the pool shed? Could my shallow sampling location affect the results greatly? How bad does it look folks?
Also, I'd like to inventory the remaining chemicals and ask you guys if they will ever be useful while using BBB. Want that in this thread or another?