Hey all! Long time lurker, first time poster. So. We opened the pool about 1.5 weeks ago, and still had the craptastic hdx test from last year. PH readings were off the chart, as was the TA. I've been reading on here, and trusted your promises that if I just keep adding MA the ph would come down. It's my understanding that I need to get the ph down to about 7 and then aerate to raise ph which will then lower the TA?
Finally today, I received my tf-100 test kit. (yay!!!!) Here are the #'s that I've gotten
We've been using chlorine liquid (the home depot stuff), and their MA as well. We also have one puck of trichlor in the floaty basket thing. Water is 80 degrees, and cloudy (we can see the bottom however) with a green tint in the pool, but clear in a glass.
My question- do I continue lowering the ph and thereby the TA, or deal with the lack of CYA? Also, do we need to have any (or more, as my husband wishes) of those trichlor pucks in the pool at all times? (there's $ riding on this answer, btw)
Thanks for all the help you've given by answering others questions, this board is a wealth of information, and I'm grateful to you all.