Again, first time pool owner tryi g to mKe sense of it all. So i did all of the tests on the pool according to the directions that came with the TF-100. We were using the floating pucks and ready to install an offline chlorinator until i came across this site. The pucks have ran out and now showing no chlorine assuming i tested correctly.
Test results as follows:
Chlorine: showing zero on the daily test in the test block, just clear water color.
On the weekly test obviously water just stayed cludy and never turned clear.
Calcium Hardness: bright pink after 3 drops of R-0011L. Then 44 drops of the R-0012 = 1100ppm.
Total Alkalinity: 16 drops of R-0009 = 160
CYA : 50ppm
That is where i stand as of today. I took the pool water from near the skimmer about 12" under the surface and after the pump had been on for a few hours.
The auto cover is on pretty much any time the pool isnt in use. Pump runs about 5 hours a day. Single speed.
Thank u for the help! Any and all advice is appreciated!