I've been reading for a couple weeks now and finally got my test kit (that i found on here) TF-100. Most everything is in my sig and avatar. I have a single Aqua Genie skimmer/return. If i left anything out let me know. Some background the pool is 2.5 yrs old and was a virtual swamp when i got it. I was throwing chemicals (shock and some salt) at it until i came to this site.
In order to knock out the green again (starting over w/ some knowledge) I added 12 bags salt (40 lb bags) bought all HD had. I've been adding a gallon bleach almost everyday for 6 days, the first day i think i added 5 gallons. first day i also added 4 lbs hth stabilizer.
Tested last night (2/15)
FC 10 ppm, not quite sure about the instructions going from FC to TC?
PH 8.2+, will be buying some MA tonight. pool calc says i need 113oz
CYA 20 ppm, added another 4 lbs hth stabilizer. trying for 70.
My SWG (Pentair) now says it has enough salt (green light). Any more advice on what to do next. Right now it s beautiful aqua marine color (not what i want for a final product, lol) and cloudy (whitish). Also, I'd like some advise on running my pump. I got my first elec bill and it's eating my lunch. I've been running it 24/7 to help clean the pool.