Hello, I used the Taylor k-2006 for the first time last night & I'm still very confused. I followed a YouTube video suggested & it helped. Our foreclosure pool hadn't been uncovered in 2-3 years, & it was black! We had to drain about 3 feet to fix a large area in the liner that had fallen down. Now, it's filled back up. I've used bleach only for a couple of weeks just waiting on my kit to arrive. I used 5 gallons last night to try & kill the remaining Algee in the deep end. I've vacuumed on waste every day & it's blue now, just cloudy. Although I can see about 5 feet down. I'd like to start using shock from Lowes instead of bleach just because it's more convenient for me. I tested the water last night (before the 5 gallons of bleach) and this is what I've got.....I've read through all the pool school articles & calculators & I'm still so confused, so please go easy on me Do I need to test with this mornings reading now?
FC-very light pink-No cholorine right?
PH-yellow, didn't register, so I don't know?
TA-10? Only 1 drop of R9 changed it to pink
CYA-dot never disappeared
I've done the calculations in pool math, but I'm still lost. I guess I need to SLAM? Do I need to add baking soda first? Or stabilizer first?
ANY advise is appreciated!