Hi! Thanks for being here. Just bought a pool with a house, and I've been lurking for a couple of days now, and will certainly buy the test kit, as I keep getting different results from my local pool shops. I was told that I should not use bleach as my solids are already too high, and that I should use the powdered chlorine at his shop. I would like to go to your method, but also don't want to totally screw this up. I know that my CYA is high, as the previous owner used pucks exclusively, and I have been doing the same for the last month at his recommendation. I'd like to get away from the pucks, as we are water-restricted, and I can't do anything about the high CYA at this point, but also don't want more solids in the pool. What is the measurement that shows that I have high solids?
My test results from them today:
Chlorine is high because another shop told me I had no chlorine and to shock it, even though my test kit at home showed a nice pink 5.. He told me to add a quart of acid for the pH and 10lbs of Alk increaser to bring the Alk up. Assuming these measurements are accurate, and I believe they are, any issues with me pulling the pucks and moving to bleach?