Okay we emptied our in October 2012 and filled with fresh water. Till now I was mainly using Tricolor tabs to keep the chlorine up and to get my CYA up. I didn't learn of the BBB method till after I bought them and couldn't return them. Also due neglect and old filters I just replaced I have algae in the pool I am currently shocking to get rid of. Here is my first test results and I am a bit worried about PH, TA and CH.
470CH which seems really high but I do live in Boulder City, NV and we have hard water
8.2 PH concerned this might be higher since that is as high as the test goes
170-200 TA. Not sure what is the correct reading it turns red at 170 briefly and goes back clear. Not till 200 does it stay red.