I left my pool pump and SWG running from yesterday at 7:00 am until 4:00 pm. Then I tested at 4:00 pm. Forty five minutes to an hour later I started with the instructions given to me from this site. I added the muriatic acid, bleach and stabilizer.
Test results at 4:00 pm today before all of this was added:
FC looked between 1 and 3
Total Hardness (is this what you call calcium on this site) 1000
Test results this morning at 6:30 after running pump for 8 hours last night and SWG for 7 hours:
TA 120 (this was a little difficult to distinguish)
pH 7.8 (this was difficult to distinguish also, but I'm pretty sure)
Total Hardness 1000. We do have hard water here. Suggestions?
The guy at the store said I needed test strips for bromine - why? These strips test bromine, pH and TA. My other test already does pH and TA.
Thank you so much.