Hello. We just received the Taylor k-2006 test kit in the mail and have all of our values.
Free chlorine - .8
Combined chlorine - 3.4
ph - 7.5
Hardness - 150
Alkalinity - 70
Cyanuric Acid - the black dot never disappeared so I'm going to say low
1. I thought there was supposed to be some sort of quick daily chlorine/ph test? I don't see that in my test kit?
2. What are you supposed to do when your fc is low and your combined chlorine is so high? Still put in the bleach amount I compute on pool math?
3. What should I do about the CYA? Also, we just received a solar cover in the mail and plan on putting it on as soon as we figure out if we need the sun to get rid of some combined chlorine? We were told you don't need CYA if using a solar cover from the pool store.
4. Hardness and alkalinity are on the low side right? Should I just let them be or add chemical for those too?
We have a 30,000 gallon vinyl pool that has a salt water generator. However, we don't think the SWG is working so we didn't even add salt this year. We are kind of treating the pool as a non-swg since we think it's broken (probably will have another post about that soon!)
Somebody please help me!!!