Last year was my first summer living in a home with a SWG pool. After applying BBB the prior year in a more traditional pool I just loved the lower workload, and I must admit after the first few tests all kept coming back solid, I pretty much adopted a "set it and forget it" management plan. Then I totally neglected things over the late Fall and Winter.
Last weekend I started the process of undoing my neglect and getting things ready to go for this year. I cleaned my cartridge filter, replaced a pressure gauge, cleared the pump impeller and resealed the pump, and adjusted my salt levels. Then I discovered after acid washing that my 5yr old salt cell was giving up the ghost so I ordered a replacement, which should arrive today.
In an effort to get the water as ready as possible, I did my first comprehensive water tests of the season (first in about 9 months really). Here are my results.
Salt = 3640ppm
FC = 0
pH = 7.2
CYA = 0
TA = 60
CH = 200
My big question is what, exactly, do I need to do?
I plugged the numbers into the Pool Calculator and understand that I need to put about 156oz of 6% bleach in to get the water up to a 3 on my FC, although I'm thinking I might need to go higher to start. I'm OK with that since I understand the chlorine side of things.
But that's pretty much the extent of my real understanding. I don't think I've ever had a low pH before, so instead of adding acid (which I'm used to) not sure what to do. Pool calculator talks about washing soda or borax.
I'm definitely in uncharted waters here. My same personal level of ignorance exists with respect to calcium chloride (for CH) and stabilizer for CYA. I'm not even sure where to get this stuff (pool store? hardware store?).
If any of you have some helpful hints or suggestions on the most pressing things to attend to, please let me know. I can assure you that your advice will be well appreciated. Thanks.