I finally got my TF100 kit today and have been able to make some more dependable readings. The outcome of a complete set of tests were:
After doing some stick tests last week the TA was showing 240+ and I have been working on the MA/aeration process to some success. A couple of days ago the water turned green so I added some liquid chlorine (FC from 3 to 8).
The three problems I can see are:
1. High TA
2. Algae issue &
3. Low CYA
Can someone give me a plan of attack to fix the above and get a sparkly clear balanced pool.
My current thinking is:
1. Add CYA to raise to 70-80ppm
2. Then Shock with liquid chlorine (assume cant do this till CYA have been raised??)
3. Continue with the acid/aeration to further reduce the TA.
I would appreciate the advice as this is the my first pool and quite a newbie.