Just looking for a little advice. I've just opened my pool (first time pool owner). Test results are below in full. I'm balancing and converting to SW.
I just opened the pool. It was winterized by the previous owner of the house so I'm inheriting his chemistry and leaves... When i uncovered the pool, the water was clear but the bottom was full of leaves. I worked all day yesterday and removed all the leaves, shocked the pool with some "hth shock and swim" he had left behind, and added a couple chlorine tablets he also left. My plan is to get the water close to balance while adding the salt for the SWG, then just stop adding chlorine and turn on the SWG.
This morning, the water is very clear (Hooray!) but the chemistry needs some adjustment. My pH is off-scale on the low side so I'm having trouble getting a good idea of how much borax to add without cranking up the Alk. PoolMath suggests 80 pounds of borax assuming a starting pH of 4 (which i have no idea if that's correct). I think my biggest question is, how much boarx should I add at first, and how long to wait before retesting to see where the pH has landed after an incremental adjustment?
Here are today's tests (gray lines are just the difference from result to target from my google sheets doc for tracking)
Date pH 7.2 FC 4 CC 0 TC 4 Ch 400 CYA 75 TA 5/29/2016 4 -3.2 7.5 3.5 0 0 7.5 3.5 250 -150 60 -15 20