Super excited to get the tf-100 kit in the mail today and I ran my first round of tests. The pool has been up for almost a month now and from the InstaTest3 test strips I had, I knew the PH was too high. Here are my more exact numbers from today's test:
FC - 2
CC - 0
TA - 250
PH - looks like 9+, beyond the scale on both the quick test in the tf100 and the test strips (more purple, if that makes sense)
CYA - 60
CH - 280
Salt - 4400
1.) What do I need to add? When I plug the info into the calculator, I'm thinking I need to add 154 oz muriatic acid, 36oz bleach and 61oz liquid stabilizer (though need to look again, b/c I have powdered stabilizer from the big box store, rather than liquid). Is that about right?
2.) I would like to borax the pool. Reading pool school, I see that's going to raise the heck out my ph. Given my current ph problems, should I first stabilize the PH, then add the borax...or balance it all at once?
3.) I see the test kit needs to be kept in climate control. I have a minifridge under the pavilion at the pool...can I store the reagents in the fridge, or is that too cold?