I just opened the pool this week, and here are my numbers:
CH-well, my well water is so bad, we know its out of whack, so I don't even measure it anymore...its in the 480 range. Between my well water, and the initial use of all the bad chemicals before BBB....but its a vinyl pool.
Upon opening, there was almost zero CYA, so I added that via the sock method. Seemed to come out ok. The water is clean and clear...and 67 degrees by the way....gotta love SE North Carolina. No leaves or debris. Any chemistry suggestions? My CL levels were high because before the CYA got into the water I was having to keep it elevated, because it was dissipating so rapidly, we had a stretch of summer weather here, and the sun was doing its thing on the chlorine with my initially low CYA. I'm letting CL settle down a tad, I know they're a bit elevated. I need to bump up my TA a bit, baking soda and acid to offset the pH shift? I'll head to the pool calculator. At any rate, this is the first year in 5, that I haven't come out to an utter swamp.....like I had last year. I wanted to let you all know, how much I appreciate this, because it frees up my time to do other projects. Might even have a Kegerator for my homebrew out there near the pool this year. Thank you all very much, and if you have any feedback on my water, I'll come and check that out!