Hi folks. I had an algae problem about a month ago which my old pool service resolved with algaecide. After receiving lots of advice from folks here at TFP, I fired the pool service and been using bleach as my sole source of Chlorine. My pool has been sparkling since. As my CYA was at 100, you all advised me to drain and refill. I did that yesterday and today bringing CYA down to 40.
I tested today with a TF-100:
FC 2.5 (apparently the chlorine level of my tap water)
Other than my FC which I know needs to go up to 5 @ CYA 40, what should I adjust? It seems that TA and CH (pool is pebbletech) are okay but I should bring Ph down to 7.2 - 7.4, right? Is there anything else that one needs to do after refilling?
Also how do I test for borates? The instruction card for the TF-100 does not seem to have instructions for that test but I read that it should be 30 ppm?
Thank you for your help.