Hey everyone, new to pool ownership and the forum. First some background on my pool setup:
Intex above ground vinyl pool 12x24x52
Set it up about a week ago. After filling it up, I shocked the water at the advice of the local pool shop, filled it with the proper amount of salt and ran the filter for 24 hours to get it all dissolved. Added the amount of CYA indicated in Intex's instruction manual based on my pool size a few days ago. Last night after my filter and SWG had been running for a few hours I tested my water. Not sure if that was a good time to do it or not.
I purchased a Taylor Test Kit 2500. My levels were as follows:
FC - 5
PH - ~7.4 (Still not sure what color of pink I should be looking for)
TA - 220
CH - Forgot to perform this test last night (it was late).
CYA - 50
Now I know PH is minutely low and CYA is low for a SWG pool. TA is obviously high and FC is good. The question is, should I worry about adding anything or trying to lower Alkalinity? I get the impression you only really need to worry about TA if it's causing a problem, but doesn't high TA reduce the effectiveness of the FC? Also, I know my CYA is low for a SWG pool, but I only added the stuff through a sock (it all dissolved out of the sock) a few days ago, should I wait and see if it goes up in a couple more days?
I'm having a "pool party" on the 4th and want to make sure I'm not going to have issues. The water looks clean and clear, although I have had a few Boatmen in the pool so perhaps I have some algae started that I can't see? This is all new to me so I'm learning as I go. Thanks everyone for any advice you may be able to give!