So, we filled our pool almost 2 weeks ago and we've been waiting for a part for our SWG. It just came and we're ready to get everything figured out.
Here are my results from today:
CYA= 0 (I've been dissolving 0.5 pounds of CYA in a sock over the past 7 days and know I have to add more. Not sure how accurate this test is at the moment).
I need to add 95 pounds of salt according to the SWG manual. I have 80 pounds on hand, so I'll add that tonight and run to the store tomorrow to get more.
According to the pool calculator I need to add 8.6 oz of 8.25% bleach, so I'll do that tonight.
Should I just add about 0.5 pounds of CYA and retest in about a week?
Adding the CYA will decrease pH, right? Should I do anything about the pH now? Also, should I worry about the high TA, or just get the chlorine and CYA under control?
Thanks! By the time I have this figured out pool season will be over in New England.