I'm posting on behalf of a friend.....I switched to the BBB method a few years ago and have had such success with it that I would like to help him out. I don't really understand the basic chemistry of why it all works....i just know that if I test daily and use the pool calculator my pool looks great. So since i can't explain it all to him I'm looking for help from you. He has a 25,000 gallon round vinyl above ground pool. He came home from vacation and had some algae issues. He added some algacide and a few boxes of Borax and baking soda. Now his pool is a cloudy mess. Here are his numbers:
CC: Couldn't test; out of 0003 reagent
PH: less than 7; almost a yellow color
CYA: TOO HIGH! About 3/4 below the 100 mark...what would that be?
As you can see he's a mess. I know that much but don't know where to tell him to start. He's ordered his own test kit to arrive on Thurs so once we get him where he needs to be he'll be able to maintain. Please help!
Thank you so much!