Hi! I'm so excited to finally have a pool...I've wanted one for a very long time. So, the pool is filled and I've been following the advice from Pool School and used the BBB method for about a week now. I'm having a hard time getting my CH high enough, and I can't seem to keep FC in the pool. My latest test results are:
FC .5 (I added what the pool calculator told me to)
Ph 8.2 (i added ph down)
CYA 30 (I know this takes up to a week to reach optimal level, so I haven't checked it since I added it).
I have to confess that I threw some trichlor tabs in just to help keep some chlorine in the pool. I work weird hours and can't always be there to pour the liquid in. I plan on taking them out as soon as my CYA is at the right level and I can maintain FC.
So how am I doing so far?? Anything I should do different? Thanks in advance for all help