My first pool. Took a water sample to the local pool store and added stabilizer, salt, TA reducer following their directions. It's been 10 days and the pool has seen moderate use and the area has received almost daily rain storms. I've used some dry acid to bring the pH down (it keeps rising) and some chlorine tablets to help the SWG. The water is clear but brown algae has recently started showing up despite my brushing and efforts.
I know my chemicals are out of whack, I'm just unsure in what order to proceed to fix them (CYA first?).
I'm waiting delivery of my chemical testing kit so stuck with simple dip sticks right now. Currently these are the numbers I'm getting:
TH - 200
FC - 1
pH - 8
TA - 180
CYA - 50
The pool is 38,000 gallon, in ground, SWG (Chlormatic CM601), solar heated, with a DE filter.
I've backflushed the filter twice in the last week as the pressure rises (I assume the algae is clogging it) and am ready to pull it apart to clean as needed.
Please advise the order in which I should proceed. Thanks.