This is a first-time fill of a new pool. We finished filling it on Monday morning. I blindly added chlorine (64 ounces of calcium hypochlorite left over from a previous pool) while waiting for my test kit to arrive, because I had a bunch of kids swimming in it (at 55 degrees!) every day.
Here are this morning's test results...
FC - .5
CC - .5
TC - 1
***I did this test twice. The water did not turn pink when I added the DPD powder. The second time, I thought maybe my "heaping" scoop wasn't heaping enough, so I added a little more. It then almost had a pink cast to it (maybe).
pH - 7.4-7.3
TA - 510
***Yes it took 51 drops and 51 swirls to get the green to turn pink. Near the end, the drop would turn red when I added it, but shift back to green once I swirled it in. I assumed I was supposed to add drops until the whole solution changed colors.
CH - 280
CYA - 0(?)
***I filled the tube to overflowing and could still easily see the black dot at the bottom.
So, did I miss any details or tests? Where do I begin? The cover is on now, but I could still go out and add chems tonight....