Hey, guys I just joined your site about a week ago and this is my first post. I have been reading all the post on converting and decided to convert myself. I never realized so many people had the same Baquacil problems I did. I just thought I was bad a taking care of my pool.
My pool is about 26,000 gallons. It is in full sunlight until about 5:00 PM. It is an inground vinyl pool with sand filter.
I just purchased the TF test kit on Wednesday and got it on Thursday. I was suprised at how easy it was to use along with the quick shipment. since I didn't have any reading to post, I didn't post for any help. now I have readings to go by other than the wal-mart test kit. Here is what I have.
FC - 12 ppm I tested this last night at 12.5. It was zero when I got home from work and will be 0 again when I get home today.
CC - 0.5 ppm
pH - 7.0 this was inbetween the 6.8-7.2 color chart
T/A - 120
CYA - 0
My pool is still cloudy looking. It was clear until I brushed it the other day. My sand filter was clogged with Baquacrap and I finally had the chance to change the sand yesterday. Hopefully by doing that it will clear up.
What are my steps from here? I am stopping by the pool place after work to pick up CYA.
With the temp here in the mid 90's my FC will be 0 when I get home.
Do I add bleach to get it in the 4-8 ppm range? (is that the desired range?)
then add CYA to get it in the 30-50 range? (is that also the desired range?)
or vice versa?