Had the "pool guy" open my pool because I had no idea what I was doing. Been reading on this forum and others about BBB method. Just got my Taylor K2006 test kit today. The pool was opened 8 days ago and I have been using the cheapo paper test strips to monitor my pH and FC while waiting for the Taylor kit.
Upon testing my numers today with the k2006, here is what I found:
I know that .4 FC is way too low, .6 CC is not good, and pH 8 is too high. The pool has been maintained with Trichlor tabs for years, hence the high CYA. I have been adding a few gallons of 10% liquid chlorine every couple of days for the past week in an effort to keep the pool somewhat maintained while waiting for the test kit. I also poured about 24 lbs of Borax in the pool yesterday because the paper test stops showed a pH closer to 6.8. I may have made my problem worse by doing that.
I am looking for guidance from you fine folks on where to go from here. Are my numbers all trustworthy or are some of them suspect because others are so far off? Should I fix the pH first, or get the FC up? Should I worry about the CC right now? Any help I can get is much appreciated!!