I noticed some algae in the pool today in shadowy areas. I brushed it off and then tested my water. I will be honest I have neglected it a bit as have been busy with work but the water was still crystal clear. I did let the chlorine level drop to basically nothing this week but have hopefully gotten that fixed tonight.
My question now is after testing my alkalinity with my TF test kit it never turned green after adding the two drops of 007 and five drops of 008. It stayed a dark pink / red. I'm assuming this means I have no alkalinity?? Is that possible?
Next I checked my PH levels and they were a very yellow color on the test kit so very low.
My question is what should I do first here? Is the chlorine going to help the numbers adjust and then test again tomorrow to see what they show? If not, do I adjust alkalinity or PH first?