I had a pool maintenance service for the past 4 years and now trying to care for my pool myself. Here is where I'm at on day one:
CYA at 140ppm
Chlorine levels low but there are about 6 tabs in my auto-chlorinator
Tested for total alkalinity but my Taylor test skipped green and went straight to red
Taylor test also showed low ph
Couldn't get a good reading on calcium hardness
Recently had some heavy rain....drained the pool to about mid skimmer level
Pool looks clean but a little cloudy
I have a 21x38 free form vinyl pool...3' in shallow end, 8' in deep end...about 33,000 gallons
Pentair Clear Plus filter system
I have a good work ethic and ready to tackle this but need some advice from someone other than my previous pool maintenance company or the folks at the pool store...getting too much conflicting information!
What can I do to lower CYA, raise chlorine, level out Ph and address whatever issue is causing the TA test to go straight to red.