(Johhny B of TFP is here to help me so that should help but please verify)
Just discovered the BBB & TFP- Thanks guys!
Test kit hasn’t yet arrived. Been using pucks so we expect CYA to be high & expect to lower the water level, but we need the test kit.
Water is cloudy, can't see the bottom, a few days ago added some Clear-n Bright garbage per Leslies advise- we’re done with Leslies from now on.
pH < 6.8; assume 6.8; so added120 oz ( 7.5 lbs) soda ash; re-tested 30 minutes later & pH was 7.2
OTO yellow (FC or TC?) 1.5; added 355 oz bleach, will likely need to shock etc, but just did this to hopefully prevent an algae bloom
Test kit hasn’t yet arrived.
Water is less cloudy & can now see the bottom in the shallow half of the pool.
pH 7.2, we know it's low but we expect CYA to be high & expect to have to lower the water level, so re-filling with tap water will affect the pH & we’ll adjust the pH first thing after the re-fill if indeed we have to re-fill.
Added 182 oz bleach in am & again in pm, just did this to hopefully prevent an algae bloom.
Using friends TFT test kit
CYA > 100, about half the distance between the bottom of the tube & the 100 mark, so quite a way
Per the calc will lower water 60% & will take new tests then, Sound good?