Ok, I drained the pool last night, probably 60% or so. I had CYA levels over 100, so this seemed like a good place to start while waiting for my TF-100, which came today. The pool was refilled by mid morning, DE added and it had been circulating for 5 hours or so before I tested. I took a water sample to the Pool store and did my own tests, just to see how we matched up. Here are the results:
From looking at the Pool Calculator and recomended levels, I should bring my FC up to 5 or 6, so that is about 2 gallons of bleach. I should bring my TA up 80, which would be about 6lbs of baking soda.
My Questions are:
1. So should I do one before the other, and if so which one first and how long should I wait before the other?
2. Should I be concerned with the Phosphates? How should I handle them?
3. How do I know if my pool water has copper in it?
Thanks, I can't say enough how much I've enjoyed finding this site.