Former Leslie's slave here trying to switch over to the BBB method. I bought the Talyor K-2006 Test Kit. After a test (i have an 8000 gal above grnd pool) i got the following results:
Chlorine .6ppm, no combined chlorine
Ph = 7.2 one drop to raise acid
alkalinity = 40ppm
calcium hardness =300ppm
cya = 30ppm
I typed it all in the Pool Math calculator
And I've allready added about a 1/3 a jug of 8% bleach (as recommended)
The calculator also recommended 113oz of baking soda and 13oz of Borax.
1. Can i add both of these (borax and baking soda0 right away? And does it get added to the skimmer?
2. How often should I actually be testing?
3. Is there a recommended amount of bleach that I need to just dump in the pool every week?
Thanks so much!