I'm a new pool owner, first post. I can't make a signature since I'm on mobile but will put my specs at the end of the post.
My new house came with a 1968 era plaster pool that hadn't had water changed in 15+ years so I had it drained refilled and balanced by a pool company (1 month ago) and now I'm on my own. Here are my numbers as of this a.m.:
CC: 0.5 (last night I got 1 but retested today and got 0.5 ... Tube was almost imperceptibly faint pink and added 1 drop to clear)
pH 7.2 (was at 8 and added muriatic 2 days ago to bring down)
TA 100 (was at 160 but came down with pH)
CH: between 175 and 200 (turned blue at 175 but after a minute went back to pink)
Just wanted to see how those numbers look to you all... I've got a floater with a couple of max blue 3" trichlor tabs in it that came with the pool, not sure if I should keep using or not. I've been adding plain chlorox or HDX chlorinating liquid(Home Depot) as needed. Back washed and added DE last week.
15000 gal in ground plaster pool (original late 60's plaster), Pentair FNS plus 48 sq ft DE filter, Pentair 1HP 1.65 sq ft pump. No heater. No pool sweep (yet! Any advice on a lesser expensive one?)