Hello folks, first let me say up front thanks for the great site and wealth of knowledge. I bought a house last fall with an IG 20k gallon pool (Plaster/Gunnite in Mass) and had no idea how to run it (still donít), but Iím slowly figuring it out. I opened to a green swamp and decided I would move toward the BBB method. My first move was to shock the heck out of it using guesswork (I didnít have the TF-100 yet). In about a week my pool cleared, got the TF-100 and passed the overnight test. I also discovered I had CYA of 0 and probably over shocked it at that level. Here are my current results.
FC Ė 9
CC - .5
CYA Ė 0
TA Ė 50
PH Ė 6.8
TH Ė 220
I created a mix of stabilizer and pool water and dumped it into the skimmer Mon/Tues to bring the CYA up to 30. Assuming when I test again this weekend I hit that level my questions are:
1 Ė Does 30 sound like a good #?
2 Ė Should I next adjust TA w/ baking soda and then tackle PH if itís still low orÖ.
3 Ė Something else?
Sorry if any of this is confusing. Iím still new to this and getting over a 3OT loss by the Bruins to the Hawks!