I started another thread of when I built my pool but figured I start a new thread on getting my pool balanced properly.
I had scheduled with my pool installer to open the pool May 24th as it was part of they're service but I figured I'd removed the cover the week before to see how it was as we were hosting a party the next day the 25th and wanted the pool looking good. Not a pool party but still wanted it looking good as we would still be showing it off. Cool part when I lifted the corner of the cover was a poof of steam came out and hit me in the face! Hot sh*t.
As I suspected it was semi clear but filled with lots sediment on the bottom which I figured came from all the new pavers we had installed. So I enlisted the help of my 2 sons and we vacuum it all out to waste doing the best we could as it was our first time. While semi opened I brought a water sample to Leslies to get tested as for the life of me I couldn't' find my brand new test kit I bought last year from TFTestkits. So I had to order another new test kit , know I'll find the other one day...lol
Test results were ok but don't remember the numbers but one for sure stuck out as Phosphates which were threw the roof at over 1000ppm. They gave me some Phos remover which he said is ok to put in even without the pool circulating which I did. So after it was all vacuumed out we put the cover back on as the **** from the trees was still coming down hard. Then as schedule the pool installer came and opened the pool and added 600lbs of salt, shocked the **** out of it, added an algaecide and added DE to the filter and got it all up and running. I had gotten it all hooked up to vac so I made it easy for him to do. Next day they were scheduled to come back and get the pool all nice and vacuumed out as we didn't do the best job. Everything looked great and the pool was and clear. Too bad as it rained all day long so the party stayed indoors and no one could get to enjoy it.
So the next day I figured I'd get the pool tested and the number are as follows:
They told me to add 2 gals of liquid shock which the guy sold me the last time. I added it and my FC numbers are still the same when I tested it the next day.
Question is and what I'm not sure of when getting it all balanced is where do I start in getting what balanced first? Any help would be greatly appreciated