I haven't been running the pump 24 hours- just between 6-8/day. I tested after two hours this morning and the results were:
TC- 5.2ppm (I have the chlorinator set at 2)
Not sure how to check FC in my test kit
Cyanuric Acid- didn't register anything in my test kit (water stayed clear and could see dot when filling tube all the way up)
I compared with a test strip and those readings were:
Total Hardness- 250ppm
Cyanuric Acid- between 30-50 or the 'ideal' range.
So the results are kind of confusing. I fully was prepared to go get stuff to shock the pool today, but the chlorine is on the higher side of normal, so I wanted to check on what you guys thought. Also why would the PH be normal and the alkalinity be high? I'm a nurse, so that doesn't make any sense to me Seems like if the alkalinity was high, the PH would also be high. Any help someone could give me on what these readings should be telling me and if there is anything I need to do- thanks!
Water is clear. There had been a film you could feel, but not see on the wall/bottom yesterday, but that appears to be gone today