I'm super pumped to find this site, but a bit overwhelmed by all of the information. I am trying to follow the directions from the thread "turning your green swamp back into a sparkly oasis," which seemed crystal clear when I read it, but now that I am trying to apply it, I'm so confused.
I purchased the Taylor K-2006 test and all of the recommended chemicals. We took the tarp off this morning, and the pool was a swamp, as expected. (As a sidenote, we hope to purchase a solid cover before we close this fall. But, of course, I will be checking this site for recommendations.)
My initial numbers were:
CYA maybe 80-100, but I'm really not sure.
Started off with 2 gallons of liquid chlorine
Readings one hour later:
Forgot to check CC
Added 141 ounces of Borax
Readings just now:
So far, I added another gal of liquid chlorine (12.75%), but I have no idea what to do next.
Hoping to get smarter about this whole process! Love the idea of saving money! We purchased the house 3 years ago. This is the third summer with the pool. Really sick of throwing thousands of dollars in it every year.
Thank you in advance!