Ok, if any of you have read my previous posts you know I must have failed high school chemistry. But I think I'm on the right track now - at least I hope! I've emptied my pool AGAIN to try and start from scratch with the chemicals b/c I'm tired of playing around with the chemicals.
I used a TF-100 test kit
These are the test readings I got from the water I am filling my pool with . . . I need help with what to do next.
FC = 1.5
CC = 0
TC = 1.5
pH = 7.5
TA = 100
CH = 360 (The color never turned "red" it only turned Light Pink - at 18 drops it turned violet and at 36 drops it turned blue.)
CYA = I filled the tube with the black dot all the way to the top and I could still see that black dot. What does that mean? That the CYA level is zero? Is there any other way to test for CYA? Will the CYA change as I play with the FC or does it only change by adding cya acid? it is an indoor pool and it doesn't get much sun light so I'm not too concerned that the CYA is low.
Temp = 50 degrees F (we live in Chicago)
I am going to enter these numbers into the pool calculator, but I want to make sure I add chems in the right order?
I was planning to test the water again when it was filled completely and the pump was running for at least 12 hours.
In the past we've had problems with high TA (190 to 220) and high CYA. It looks like we already have high CH and high TA before I'm even starting. So, where to start. The pH looks good already. Yea! At least that's something. But FC is low.
I know Pool School says to start with pH, but since that is already 7.5 should I just move on to FC? Also, do I need to do something about the high TA and high CH before I play with the FC?