this will be our third year with the pool (25k, plaster) we inherited with the house we bought. I installed a compupool swg last year. I've relied on a cheap store bought test and test strips and pool store tests previously. Last year I decided to close the pool myself and I guess it went pretty well.
Pulled the cover off 2 days ago. Water was crystal clear with just some leaves that got in from the cover pulling off the edges a couple of times. I had to put in about 18+ inches of water to bring it back up to where it should be. It did drop from the level I closed it at, but I may have pumped some out when I had the cover pump running during the winter&spring.
Anyway, I threw in a few pounds of shock to start things off and a few bags of salt. Salt is still low, need about 3-4 bags more, so I'm not running the SWG yet.
First TFT test values taken yesterday, 1 day after shocking and letting the pump run overnight:
FC = 11.5
CC = 0
TA = 120
CH = 350
CYA = 40
PH = 7.5
Salt = 2450+/-
Temp = cold, thermometer broke & I need a new one, guessing 65? if I'm lucky
I used the 1lb of CYA I had sitting around to bring that up a little, but looks like I'll need more. Also some muriatic acid to bring TA down. Since the pool calculator tells me that the CYA will bring down the PH, should I wait to add acid or add less than what it tells me?
How does this sound so far?