This site has been helpful but having a pool almost doesn't seem worth it at times! Anyway, here's my results from this evening's test. Pool has not been real clear the last few days, a little cloudy and everyday there's some yellow/green algae even after shocking yesterday. Alkalinity has always been waaaay high, added two 5 lb buckets over time last year trying to get it down per Leslie's pool instructions and it didn't make a dent in it, stayed high. PH is usually mostly fine despite that.
6/21 Test results:
FC - 2.5
CC - 1
TA - 370
CH - 380
CYA - 10 or maybe 0? not sure since I could still see black dot when it was completely full (using my TFT100 kit)
We have well water on a water softener, all our outdoor water goes through the softener too, no way around it. Haven't tested just our water this season yet.
Also this year when we opened the pool there was about a 4 in dark brown to blackish ring around the base of the wall around the entire pool. Did the vitamin C test, that did nothing. There are also brown spot stains here and there. Obviously a bad closing....
I'm sure there are several things that need fixed here, where do I begin. Also, I should let you know that I just ordered a t cell so we can start using our salt chlorinator, so that will be a whole new learning process in about a week or so. But first thing is first....
Thanks all who contribute info and expertise here or my family would have a huge sandbox by now!
And just noticed in my signature it should say Hayward pump, not sure of size or flow.