Hey everybody, I just want to thank you in advance for this amazing site. Just from lurking for about a week now I feel I have learned so much and just scratched the surface. I opened the pool and had a green swamp, different chemicals blah blah. Anyways after the pool got clear, busted pump, more green than back to clear. I could never keep the green away for more than a week. I found this site and ordered my TF-100 and it came this morning. I had taken two water samples to Leslie's and was told my Cya was 80 and than 70. I had a crack in my steps that I had to lower the water level down for so I took the chance to drain about 60% of the pool. I filled it back up today in preparation for the kit to come. There is some green spots on the liner but the water is clear. I did my first test and I was devastated. I kept getting a Cya of 60-70 and 2 other times I thought 80. I probably did the test 8 times. My other numbers look like this:
CC-2 although I was a bit confused because it went pink to purple
TA-30 did not turn red but clear
according to pool math I figure initially I'm looking at 550oz of liquid chlorine 12.5% or 99oz of cal hypo 73% for a sock level of 28. 32 oz of soda ash and 316 oz of baking soda.
I have a 5 gallon drum lof 12% LQ, 6lbs of cal hypo 73% on hand. What I am upset about is what happened with the CYA? I was almost worried I took too much. I know Leslie's can be inaccurate but I was with the guy talking about my CYA while we did it. I know over 100 a lot of inaccuracies come into play. Any advice on where to go from here is much appreciated.