I'm Nichole, in NE Oregon and this is my first week using the methods on this site to try and balance my pool.
I recieved my Taylor test kit and here are my results today:
pH-maybe 7.7 (not quite 7.8 and not quite 7.6)
Acid demand test-1 drop
My pool is cloudy and has been for a couple of days. We had algae and before I knew better, I used an algeacide and also dumped some bleach in, one bottle, willy-nilly..... My filter has been running continuously for several days now. Yesterday, I added a stabilizer/conditioner according to the package instructions, after my test for CYA yielded 0.
We have a puck in there. I guess I should pull it out? I just DON'T want to get algae again, or those darn bugs that feed on the algae.
I'm feeling overwhelmed between this site (though you all seem to be super-helpful!) and my water chemistry book that came with the kit.
I am ready to get serious about this pool care so that eventually it will be "trouble free" and we'll be able to enjoy it. I'm just not sure where to start given my results and hoped you guys would have a bit of advice.
I'm off to work this eve, but I'll check first thing in the morning!
Thank you so much for reading!