I had posted a thread in the "just getting started" forum, but I wanted to post a separate thread as we work through our water chemistry and how things are progressing.
Last weekend, our first TF-100 test kit arrived in the mail and we ran our initial tests. The results were:
At this point the water was looking pretty cloudy. Not awful, but certainly not ideal. We went to the pool school calculator, plugged in our numbers and saw we needed some adjustments. We took the chlorine tabs the pool guy (now relieved of his duties) was using out of the pool. Then we went to the hardware store to purchase some muriatic acid and liquid chlorine and went to work.
After retesting this morning, here is where we currently stand:
The water still looks a bit cloudy, but we think it is improving somewhat. We are planning to add some more bleach to the FC higher, but should we be concerned that the CYA has moved higher since our initial test?
Thanks for your continued help -- so glad we found this forum as we get comfortable taking true ownership of our pool.