Here is my analysis sheet. http://i.imgur.com/xmy7mPU.jpg?1
This was run by the local pool store. The shock recommendation was... shocking. So after posting on reddit, I've had more than one person tell me to investigate TFP. I'm intrigued. I've done all the necessary newbie reading and it's most definitely making sense. However, I was wondering if someone could help me interpret these results and maybe help explain it like I'm.. 12 or 13 maybe? I understand the pool analysis is basically saying I need breakpoint chlorination and at this point it appears that my CYA is too low for that to happen. I either need fresh water or what appears to be an insane amount of shock. That part is what is confusing me.
So--if I forget about the "recommendations" and just look at the analysis. Can anyone help me in some next steps. Someone told me to try about 18 lbs of baking soda to get the TA up to level, 1 gallon of liquid bleach for the chorine, and 1 gallon of stabiliser for CYA.
Is it really that simple? How can it be that simple and the other method from the pool store say the only options are replacing a large amount of water or put 84+ lbs of shock.
Any help is REALLY appreciated. I hope I have all the information in my signature as recommended.