Hello. New pool owner here. Decided to try to address three separate questions because this whole process has been bugging me for a week.
I ran the FC test but I get a parts per million of 18. The trouble free pool calculator has a FC of 5/5. I know I'm just missing something completely here. The 2 numbers I can change are both. Pools 30,000 gallons. The Goal is inbetween 10 to 16. Should I be aiming at like 13 or 14?
My CYA is somewhere in the realm of like 150 or something. I understand I need to dump some water (calculator says somewhere around 69% of it). How do I do that? I just got everything labelled. For reference I put a few imgur images up Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet. Two of the levers in the ground or kind of at half, vs full (why I have no clue).
There is some light green algae on the side of the pool. I know about the pitting and intend to replaster the pool next year, but would Like to try to get rid of the algae in the next week. Whats the best method for getting rid of it.
I'm sorry I'm asking alot in one thread, just quite lost on where to go with this.
The numbers I have so far.
fc is 18
ph is 7.6
ta (alkalinity) 90
cya (off chart).
I understand that probably the first step would be to dump about half the pool water. with the listed levers, what should I turn off, turn on, move left, move right, shut off, etc?