Hi everyone! Just reopened my pool two days ago (don't ask) and tested the water with my new and cool TFTestkit (Thank you Dave!). Below are my numbers:
FC = 2 PPM
CC = 0
TC = Yup you guessed it! 2
PH 7.2 - 7.5 (Got too dark for me to definitively tell)
TA = 70
CH = 20 (Vinyl pool therefore probably not an issue however I'm having fun pretending to be a chemist!)
CYA < 20
Temp = 72
BR ~ 5
I also used the cheapie test strips and got the following:
FC = .5
PH = 6.2
TA = 40
CYA = 0
Goes to show you a good test kit is invaluable!
Obviously the CYA needs to be increased.
1- Does anyone have any suggestions on how much I should use of whatever product?
2- Is there any numbers here raising any concerns other than the CYA?
3- When should I being testing the water? I did it last night after adding chemicals in the morning. Should I be testing before or after adding chemicals and how long before or after?
Any input would be appreciated!