I've been reading up on BBB and how to proceed, and got my test kit ordered, ready to start the process on my new pool(first time pool owner). I purchased the FAS-DPD Taylor kit and got it in today and started the testing process per the instructions, and after step one I already feel dumb,
Testing for the FC/CC and it says that my water SHOULD turn pink after adding the powder. Mine in fact does not do this. It stays clear. I tried the remainder of the test, but the water stays clear the whole time, so I'm at a bit of a loss. I assume, ok, there is no chlorine in water. So I got to the next step and test the ph, it doesnt even show up on the color scale, a yellow-ish color.
SO, at this point, and not knowing what the pools state was last summer, I don't know where to start. Whats the proper order of things to start balancing out first, second etc? I find lots of things on how to correct certain balances being out of whack, but I can't seem to find anything telling me what I should start with. I'm certain I missed it somewhere, so I'm looking for a little direction,
Also, I shocked the pool towards the end of the winter and beginning in the spring, and when I do, the pool surfaces all turn brown, mainly the white sections(stairs/skimmers/polaris), but the water looks super clear! Wondering where in the rotation cleaning/fixing that comes into play.
I have a 24,000 gallon in-ground pool with a liner, I guess I should go setup my signature with all that info. Thanks in advance for any direction you can provide!