As I said in a previous post, I am a complete pool-care newbie, so be gentle with me. I got my test kit today (super fast shipping and arrival, btw) and have ran my first set of tests.
CC 0 (I'm not sure if I get the difference here between the Free Chlorine and the Combined Chloromines)
TC 3.5 (Right, 3.5 + 0?)
pH is super, duper terribly low. I'm thinking less than 6.8 by color?
T/A the test stayed pink - does that mean 0?I added the R-0007 and mixed, then added the 5 drops of R-0008 and mixed. Test said it would turn green, but it stayed pink. Twice.
CYA is about 70, I think. That's a bit subjective.
I didn't bother to test the CH, as we've got a vinyl liner and our water is clear.
So, to sum it up, I need to find out if the T/A result means 0, which would tell me if I want to add borax or baking soda to raise the pH, right? Also, the CYA is on the high side (we've had the pucks in there, so I'm sure that's why. I took them out today). Is that still acceptable?
Like I said, the water is clear, but I've still got a bit of green algae in the corners where I couldn't reach with my scrubber. Do I need to shock to get rid of that, or would it be sufficient to just srub it (I think I found a better scrubber that will reach)?