Hi everyone! I'm so glad I found this site....granted after I pre-purchased 40lb of non-refundable chlorine pellets....but hopefully craigslist comes thru as I plan to start off with BBB.
I ordered a TF-100 today and have the HTH 6-way test to get me by till the TF100 arrives. I took my virgin pool water to local pool store for curiositys sake and tested with my HTH tonight. Here is what they told me. My water is currently clear with a few bugs/dirt from the 3 day fill time.
TC 1-2 (assuming it's all CC and no FC)
PH 8.2+ (off the charts)
CH150 (may be higher, I added drops till turned violet)
CYA should be 0 as city water fill
My question is what chemical to start with? I know how to plug the numbers into the pool calculator, set my goals, % bleach and so forth. I have purchased 8.25% bleach, Borax, baking soda, I have powdered CYA from "pool store" welcome pack. What do I add first the CYA or bleach or both at same time? Do I address the TA/PH issue now or wait till I get the CL level up?
Thanks all! The water is just a little over the bottom of skimmer so I'll have to wait a bit more to turn on the pump/filter FINALLY!!