Hi all - you guys and this site seem amazing and truly in line with my philosophy of "if you can't fix it, you don't really own it". That being said, I got my TF50 test kit and have run the numbers for three days. Started with the following levels:
CH not tested
That night I added 3 trichlor tabs (I know, I just want to use them up), 2 pounds of powder stabilizer to raise CYA, 52 oz of baking soda for TA and 170 oz of borax for pH. The next night, the other numbers were better (TA and pH) but FC still tested at 0 - so I added three more trichlor tabs and 2 pounds of shock.
Today my levels are:
CYA giving it a few days to get into the system
I just added three more tabs to the skimmers.
So here are my concerns:
1. High CC level - will that regulate as FC rises?
2. Is TA too high? I read somewhere that vinyl pools need a bit more plus I have a slide.
3. Water is still cloudy but a nice blue.