Hi, I'm not sure how to get my pool numbers correct. I have borax and baking soda on hand and wondered if I should use them. I need to re-read the pool school because my brain is mush and none of this is making sense right now.
Here is what I have:
I tested using the T100 kit. I added a large jug of bleach two days ago after a ton of swimmers and a couple of small green looking leafy things were randomly spotted floating in our pool. (Not sure if that is what algae looks like or not) I do not see any after the beach was added and I allowed the pump to continue to run on the high speed overnight and during the following day. Also added a bit of salt- no exact measurement-just dumped in the rest that was in a bag because my salt system light went on and the pool guy said just add some salt if that happens. Yeah, real specific huh? Last time I did that and added a whole bag and it was super salty so this time I just added about a 1/3 of a bag. My pool is fiberglass. We've had rain since the bleach and salt was added also.
TA-300 or 30 drops (?) It turned bright pink and I stopped at that point- will it actually turn a true red?? It didn't appear to change beyond the bright pink.
ETA- My water is clear- has been the entire time. Never any cloudiness despite bather load or whatever the green leafy things were.
I have a salt system but I have NO idea what the salt reading is- my salt panel just says 80% and we don't know how to use it. There are buttons to push the salt level up or down-that takes the % up or down depending. I know we should know how to use it but the manual doesn't tell us anything and the pool install guy didn't either. UG!