So I went out to the pool and cleaned up the leaves and twigs and mulch that were in the pool and brushed down the walls and skimmed the top. I tested the numbers with my test kit. Here they are below
cl 2-4 range
ph about 7.3
salt swg says 3200
i also went to the pool store(this one all season has been pretty much in line with my numbers)
there readings are from a test strip they insert into a computer reader except for salt and cya that they test manualy
tot alk 85
adj tot alk 68
My pool water was pretty clear, now its a little cloudy in the deep end i am thinking because i brushed up the leaves and also brushed the walls that had a little algae on it in the deep end and only on one side of the deep end roman end.
i have a mod media filter, swg pool pilot dig220 sc 48 cell, vynyl lined pool 18 x 36 with two 4 foot roman ends about 31000 gallons.
pool store carries only biogard products. they told me to add about 6 pounds of balnace pak 100 to increase alk and wait 2 hours, pool store also said it will raise ph a little then after 2 hours add 8 pounds of balance pak 300 to increase hardness. he did say that instead of the bal pak 100 i can use baking soda which is the same thing. he siad cya is okay rigtht now. i also picked up some calcium harness increaser from walmart last week i have 12 pounds of that by hth. what are the recoomendations from you guys to balance my water.. also is the chlorine level a little high. all season long its been around 1.7 to no more than 2 ever. we did get about 6 inches of rain frome Irene, and prior i had emptied about 4 inches before she hit.