Just opened the pool yesterday and the good news is the water is clear and I can see to the bottom at the deep end.
After reading through pool school, I made the decision to switch from running back and forth to the pool store with water samples and blindly following advice and using the stores chemicals to ordering the TF-100 last week and switching to the BBB method. The TF-100 arrived just in time, ordered it wednesday and it arrived in saturdays mail, very quick delivery. Carefully performed my first test this morning with the following results:
The pool calculator says with a FC, CL normal 8-13 and shock 25. Another option is to lower CYA by replacing 60% of water.
Is CYA of 100 workable or should I drain and replace 60% of the water now?
Assuming I do not drain (the route I am inclined to go with) the pool calculator says I need:
bleach: 19 96oz jugs
borax: 4.4 76oz boxes
baking soda: 10 lbs
I am about to go out and buy all of this.
What order should I add them? My understanding is I should balance pH first, correct? Then shock.
Then an hour later start adding bleach over a return at the deep end.
I read I should pour it slowly, a minute or two per jug. How long should I wait between adding jugs of bleach?
Thanks in advance for the help.