Hello everyone. I am sooo glad I found this website. I have had my pool for about 7 years - using the pucks then later in the season dealing with algae and algaecide and who knows what else the pool store tries to sell you. I had to do a liner change this season so I was a little late opening the pool. It was the last week of July. While I was waiting for the pool to fill I stumbled on to this Great site. I read Pool School a couple of times, checked out the pool calculater, Ordered the TF 100 test kit, bought some Bleach, Borax & Baking Soda and I'm on my way. My pool water hasn't looked this good for this long since I've owned the pool.I used to throw in Shock once a week. My ph always bounced around but now it is been a solid 7.6 for a month. I'm adding anywhere from 30 - 50 oz. of bleach a day to maintain the recommended chlorine levels. Have not had to shock at all this summer. Piece of cake! My numbers for today are:
So, thanks to everyone on this forum.