My name is Tyler and I've just acquired a new home that has a pool and I'm certain that you all know the rest. I tried talking with the teenage employees at the local pool supply store and haven't really gotten much out of it. As a result, I've decided to buy a complete test kit and want to learn as much as possible to make this a healthy experience. I've updated my profile and signature the best that I can and with that being said this is what I've got.
Results from 11:10 am test:
TA: 180 ppm
CH: 180 ppm
CYA: 60 ppm
It was extremely overcast but no rain and I decided to shock per the neighbors instruction with 4 bags of Shock. After 4 hours I re-tested and this is what I've got.
Results from 3:22 am test:
TA: 180 ppm
CH: 150 ppm
CYA: 70 ppm
We've had an algae bloom and would love to get in control of this. I've included pics of the 10 day forecast and current pictures of the pool. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated and if there is any way that I could be of any assistance please ask.
What chemicals I do have available are:
One bottle of Algae Control 32.oz
2 more bags of shock
a 5 gallon bucket of Chlorine tablets
8 lbs. of Hadness plus
1 lb. dry acid
2/3 bottle Phos-Free
2/3 bottle of Ultra Brite
http://btbradberry.tumblr.com/post/55448243875 - link to all pictures and 10 day forecast
thanks in advance