Hi Everyone...I'm totally new to pools, so please bear with me.
A few days ago I posted that my first tests, according to Leslies, were off, and all their recommendations weren't working. As suggested, I've ordered the K2006 test (but it hasn't arrived, so I've just done the walmart 6 way test.) Here are the results:
Total Chlorine = 0.5
Bromine = 0.5
pH - 7.0
TA - 80
CH - I couldn't read this one. The test says the water is supposed to turn red if hardness is present, but it just stayed purple even when I added titrant drops.
CYA - 90
I'm most concerned with the CYA level, which seems to indicate there is algae growth (or is on the verge?), but the water is strangely clear.
So now I'm trying to understand the pool calculator...Can you please help me confirm that this is right?
Add 16 oz dichlor (I have a 40lb bucket of Chlor Brite that I'd like to use up before spending $$$ on bleach).
Add 59 oz of Soda Ash (which I also have)
Add 94 oz of Baking Soda
And here's what concerns me: It says to replace 56% of the water to lower CYA. Is this really necessary?
Is all this correct? I've read through Pool School, and I'd like to try the BBB method after I've depleted all my other pool supplies (ie, chlorbrite and a huge bucket of 3" tubes for the chlorine feeder).
Any help would be appreciated!