I have been posting in the chemical automation forums about adding a liquidator. I finally got that installed and got my test kit, so I am now ready to fully embrace the BBB method. I have had a pool of some form or another for about 24 years or so. I have used a floater and most recently (last couple of years) cal-hypo tabs in the skimmer. I have always only checked chlorine and PH using those little 2 way kits. I really never had much problem. This year when I went to my local Susutain dealer (cal-hypo) and was getting ready to buy this years worth of chemicals, the total came to over $500. I left it on the counter and got back to this site. I installed the liquidator because my work schedule, and just being plain lazy wouldn't allow me to do the bleach thing every day, and I was used to putting the pucks in and forgetting about everything for a few days.
Anyway, I did my first testing with the TF-100 kit. Let me know what you think:
FC - 3
CC - 0
TC - 3
PH - 7.5
TA - 70
CH - 500 (years of cal hypo?)
CYA - 35 (I am pretty sure I did it right. The level was right between the 30 and 40)
Since I have the vinyl AG pool, I don't think I should worry too much about the CH right?
Anything else stand out as wrong to anyone? The water is crystal clear. I used a few pucks and trichlor shock at the beginning of the season to get CYA in the pool, but since then I have added nothing but bleach through the Liquidator. I guess I could go a little higher with the CYA, but I like having a little room to use pucks when we are out of town.
This is a wonderful site and I have certainly taken more knowledge from here than I could ever return. I do have a great solution to the AGP pool stairs floating thing that I can post when I get a chance to take pictures ......... just to pay back a little bit that might help someone.