New pool owner (came with the house). I'm not totally sure what I am missing here, but hoping someone can help.
Using the Taylor K-2006 kit. Testing Chlorine using FAS-DPD method (and watched video on how to do it).
Testing using the .2 ppm method for sampling. When I add R-0870, I cannot get the water to go beyond barely pink, not matter how much of the powder I add. When watching the video, after only two scoops the water turns bright pink. Will also say the powder does not seem to want to dissolve very easily and seemed kind of clumpy in the container. Could I have a bad test kit?
Anyway, after just one drop of of R-0871, the water turned from the very faint pink to clear. After about 20 seconds though it would begin to turn VERY faint pink again. So another drop and it would turn clear, then 20 second later, faint pink.. and so on (always turned faint pink slowly)
Also, based upon my current CYA level (40), I have a target FC of 16 during the SLAM process. How do I test for chlorine levels that high? If my math is correct, for the the .2 testing I'd expect to use 80 drops during the test! I'll run out of testing agent pretty quickly at this pace...