Good Morning Everyone,
Opened the pool on Saturday with TF-100 Kit readings of:
FC = .5
CC = 0
TA = 80
CYA = 120 (very subjective and not quite sure I get it yet)
Wanted to bring my chlorine levels up to 4 so added 106 oz of 8.25 bleach and 4 lbs of baking soda according to Pool Math Calcs.
Why did I choose 4? Just wanted to get chlorine up to some midpoint to start.
This morning I tested the chlorine and PH using the K1000 basic kit.
The chlorine side turned a dark reddish orange with no similarity to yellow whatsoever.
Again, used the TF-100 and recorded these:
FC = 22.5 (kept adding and adding drops....)
CC = 0
TA = 140 (Orange in color)
CYA = 80
What do you make of the dark reddish orange color and the sudden spike in FC?
Is this a "good state" for the pool to be in?
If not, what do you suggest?
As always, I appreciate all the work of the moderators to help us newbies navigate pool ownership and maintenance.