I received my Taylor K-2006 and here are the results:
FC = 20/32.5
CC = 1/0
Calc = 325/ 325
TA = 525/550
CYA = 150/150 - 'Guesstimate' because black dot disappears so quickly.
Let me say, I am a total novice! Pool is 6 years old and we've always taken samples to pool store and put in what they recommend (and sell!) Recently (6/2) I went to pool store and they told me alkalinity was 0 and told me to add sodium bicarb. I added 120 lbs over a few days based on what they were telling me using my samples. Needless to say, this was a HUGE mistake. Since then, I have learned a lot from this site and understand the errors I made in blindly following their advice.
I have not added any chlorine and turned off feeder so no chlorine getting in. Don't know if adding the bicarb made chlorine go up so high?
I now have the kit and am becoming a junior chemist. However, I do not know what to correct first. From what I read, a partial drain is probably necessary to bring down CYA?. I hesitate to do this because we did that several years ago and it ruined (wrinkled) my liner. I just replaced my liner last summer and would like to avoid that. I will do it if necessary though.
Thank you for your suggestions - I am feeling completely overwhelmed!!