Recently opened our pool after being closed for two years. It was a swamp to say the least... I went ahead and shocked the pool significantly last week and added algaecide as recommended by my local pool store.
I purchased a Taylor K-2006 and did my first round of testing today. Here are the results:
- PH - Greater than 8, acid demand was 2 drops to get it down to 7.4ish.
- TA - 80PPM
- CH - 20PPM
- CYA - Less than 30PPM, which was the minimum readable amount. Could still see the black dot with it full.
- FC - 1.4PPM
- CC - 0.8PPM
CYA is probably on its way up, I added about 2.5 lbs of stabilizer last weekend.
Pool is a 18ft above ground, about 48" high. Filter is a Hayward Perflex, not sure on the size though.
Is it ok to go swimming with these results? I want to make sure, since we have a 1 year old.
Secondly, what should be the order of approach for getting it back into spec? From my reading, I'm thinking I should SLAM the pool, but im not sure if my levels of CC are high enough to warrant it.