I bought a K-2006 test kit yesterday. Here’s what I came up with:
CH 570 ? Maybe
I really question the CH test results. When I do the TA test it is very stark change from green to red. I expected the same definite results with the CH test. It is supposed to change from red to blue.
I put in the 20 drops of R-0010 and then the 5 drops of R-0011L. It is supposed to turn red if CH is present. It turns the solution a little bit red. And the red is grainy looking. I start adding R-0012 and it never really turns blue in a dramatic way. It turns more of a clear color then a barely detectable light, light, light blue.
First of all do you guy get a grainy solution after adding the 5 drops R-0011L?
Do you get a dramatic red to blue change when you do the CH test?
Another question mark is the K-2006 re-agent. When I bought it at another local pool store the guy told me that it was ordered and never picked up. I asked him how long the K-2006 had been sitting on the shelf. He said, “Oh, a couple of months.” After seeing the grainy solution, I question the re-agent freshness.
fyi … This is the first time that I’ve checked my CH. After browsing TFP I am guessing that CH has been low since the pool was built since I have white and some yellow **** coming out of my grout – even 18 inches above the water line. I’m thinking that is dissolved calcium. Wish I had known about TFP back at the start.