Hey everyone, I'm getting ready to tackle my first algae battle with my pool. Remember first time pool owner here, so bear with me.
I received my TF100 today, and just tested my pool water. The results are extremely low, but this pool has been setting for years half full, just topped it off with city water last week.
CYA= 0-10 <-- I was to the top, and clearly seen the dot.
Now I've read all the Pool School, and the Turning Your Pool To an Oasis guides about 10 time I think. So let me see if I get this right, and you guys correct me if I'm wrong.
Now from what I read on here, I should worry about raising my CYA first, correct?
I'm going to shoot for a low 30 for now, just because are weather is probably going to stay cloudy for the most part this time of the year. Plus that will put me having to use less bleach for the shock. Also I want to keep it low just in case I'm off a bit on the gallons my pool holds, which I know I am. This way I don't over shoot.
Second, should I keep my PH at 6.8 while I shock, or go ahead and raise it to 7.2 before the shock like the guide says?
The guide says PH is more effective at lower PH levels, so I feel I should just leave this alone, because from what the guide says, it's more efficient for the chlorine. Again correct me if I'm wrong in thinking this.
Here is some pics when I was filling.