I just found this forum. I am a member of the other one and didn't know until today that it wasn't doing well. I couldn't figure out why no one was hardly responding to my posts.
Anyway we opened our pool last week even though it's still really cold out. Our goal is to have it clean and warm by the time it's actually nice out to swim. I was dealing with an algea problem but i've been bleaching like crazy and that's finally mostly gone. Just some gunk on the bottom. So anyway to the point. my levels are as follows....
Chlorine- at least 5 (very bright yellow but I don't have a way to test higher)
PH- betwn 6.8 and 7 ( I added some borax this afternoon and will test again tomorrow)
CYA <30 ( I added a chlorine tab to help keep the ch up and also to add cya, will test again for cya in a few days)
Did I miss anything?? I know I need to raise my TA but I'm not sure which to do first PH or TA. I know they work together but I guess I'm just not sure which is the best approach to get these 2 things where they should be. I'm also not really sure where the TA should be either.
If anyone has any advice I would appreciate it.