Got my Taylor test kit a month or so ago and understand how to use it now....been testing regularly. Here are some recent results and then I will get to my problem. BTW - can't get a calcium hardness reading at all. Test water is pink, stays pink, won't go to blue no matter how many drops I use. Tried adding Hardness reagent to water first as instructed....still pink! Anyway:
Added muriatic acid per table to reduce TA after this test since the result was on the high end. Adjusted inline chlorinator up slightly as I was about to have a party with a large swimmer load and killer volleyball tourney
Swam last night and skin was burning like crazy when I got out. First time this has ever happened....high CYA? high FC??
NOTE: Added water this morning before test..
Based upon these results, I dialed back the chlorinator. I prefer to use the tablets as opposed to the liquid chlorine but now I understand from doing some reading this morning it could also be contributing to my high CYA readings as well. Should I simply bypass the chlorinator for a few days and keep adding water until things normalize? Will have children in the pool tomorrow and can't have burning skin....
Thanks for your patience and assistance.