I am a newbie pool owner. The pool (see signature for details) is 6 months old. The pool installation company has been "taking care" of the chemistry up to now. I purchased a Taylor K2006 Complete FAS-DPD testing kit which I used yesterday for the first time. These are my readings:
CYA: <30 (I could still faintly see the black dot with the liquid above the 30 mark)
Water temp: 60 degrees
Very slight calcium mark at the waterline
Water very clear & sparkling
Based on the Pool Calculator, it looks like I need to add a lot of chemicals and replace a lot of water to get this in balance. Where to start?
Additional information: The concrete coping around the pool is stained from apparent soil moisture (approx 3000 psi concrete used with no moisture barrier). The pool company will be replacing all the coping in about a month with 4500 psi concrete and moisture barrier (my home builder is requiring them to do it). They will have to drain the pool, do the work, refill the water, and balance the chemicals.
Because the pool will have to be drained soon, I don't want to get carried away adding chemicals, etc. but just want to be sure I don't run into any algae or calcium buildup problems.