My 1st post, but I've been here reading for a few weeks. I've posted my pool info in my signature. Background: We bought a house with a pool a couple months ago, pool was built in 2000 and had never been drained/refilled and was stained blue from copper. We drained and did an acid wash ourselves in April, refilled and made our 1st mistake of using a pool store...we were pool-stored lol, but it didn't take us too long to learn that lesson and now I'm here!! This is a fantastic forum, tons of great info and everyone is extremely helpful...I've done a lot of reading .
I bought a Taylor K-2006 last week after figuring our CYA was too high. We did a partial drain and refill of approx. 50%, stopped using the pucks in the chlorine feeder (which I just replaced!!) and started using bleach. Oddly, even with CYA around 100 we haven't had any algae and our water is clear, but I imagine it would only be a matter of time....
Here's some of my test results, please let me know if this all sounds correct.
Before partial drain/fil:
After: added 1 gallon bleach, then some acid to adjust* PH. (*Edit: PH was high after filling, I lowered it immediately)
CC: .5 (I did this again the next day and got 0)
I did the OCLT, started at FC:9 morning was FC:8.
Water is clear, no algae.
I haven't added any bleach since Sunday on Tuesday night the FC was 6, pool has had a solar cover on since Monday.
I just wanted to see if I'm doing okay so far . Thanks in advance!