Took the cover off today in prep for full opening tomorrow. Added water and began cleaning of the pool.
Initial test results:
PH: 8.0+ - The PH reading was a BRIGHT Red/Pink color which i considered to be above what the kit can read
TA: 100 ppm
CH: 220 ppm
CYA: approx. 15 - With the small tube filled to the top the black dot finally disappeared so I estimated it to be around 15
Didn't bother to test chlorine as the water was a bit cloudy and its obviously not present lol. Going to begin shocking in the morning.
Suggestions on my levels? Ive read the material and am aware of the suggested optimums. That being said the PH was a battle last year with constant addition of muriatic acid. The plaster became rough over the course of the 2011/12 off season due to the high PH and I'm afraid I'll find it didn't get any better this off season. I need to get a handle on this and I need your help!