Hi, I'm new here. I've been reading a wealth of information for the last two months. I landed here, and have decided to use the BBB method. We just bought a house and the pool sat stagnant for 1.5 months, no pump running etc. So, as you can imagine, once we got ahold of it it was very green.
I shocked it 4 days in a row, at 4pm, ran the pump 8 hours. It's been 2 days since I have touched it. It needs to be vacuumed (have to get a hose), but I've been brushing it and stirring up the stuff, hoping it would get filtered. I put a chlorine tablet in a floater in it about a week ago as well.
The pool is pretty much clear now, maybe a little cloudy, but you can still see the bottom. When I take water samples it's very see through. I tested with a TF-100 kit. Here are my results
FC = 3
CC = 0
TC = 3
BR = 5
PH = Less than 6.8 (my tester doesn't go below 6.8 - it's pretty yellow)
CYA = 90-100
TA = 0? When I add R-0008 it's supposed to turn green, but it automatically turns red, so I assume this is a 0?
CH = 70 (This also turns light pink, NOT red as the paper suggests - not sure why?)
The supplies I have on hand are : baking soda, borax and bleach. Do I need anything else? When I plugged my numbers into the pool calculator it was saying I needed 11 pounds of Baking soda to get it back up to where it needs to be. Not sure if that is right!
I'm waiting on responses before I touch it tomorrow! Please help
Also - how long should I be running the pump? I've been running it 8 hours when I shock, and 4 when I don't...