Our pool was finished at the end of last summer. I got by in the winter with just testing chlorine and ph. I finally ordered a full test kit. Here are the numbers and plan.
Chlorine (Cl) 1
Free Chlorine (FC) .5
Combined Chloramines (CC) .5
Total Chlorine(TC) 1
Calcium Hardness (CH) 400
Total Alkalinity (TA) 80
Sodium Chloride 4200
Chlorine--I bumped my salt water generator up, but I'm thinking of adding some bleach to get it up more quickly. We did have lots of pollen -- clumps--and added pool first aid yesterday. Can the breakdown of this eat up some of the chlorine?
pH-I added 4 cups of muriatic acid. I have to add acid 2-3 times a week.
CYA-looks like I need to add some stabilizer. Any recommended brands?
Borate--do I need to test this?
I've learned a lot of these forums. Trying to digest it all. Thanks for any help.