You site is very helpful. I like the idea of using common household products rather than overpriced pool store products.
I am completely new to pool care. My pool has been set up for about two weeks now. I have been trying to follow the BBB method. At the present time I don't have any problems, but I can't get consistent readings. The water is clear, no smell and doesn't burn your eyes or skin. Without being able to get consistent readings, I feel that I am flying blind. Since opening I have added about 4.5 containers of 8.2% chlorine bleach. In addition I have added 2lbs of granular stabilizer 1lb at a time. These are the readings I got the morning after I added the last quart of chlorine.
FC - 1.5
TC - 1.5
CC - 0 to .5
PH - 7.8
TA - 150
CH - 90
CYA - 30+ (max scale, cloudy but could still see black dot)
Using Taylor K-2005 test set.
Pool is in direct sunlight. In addition, since filling we have had quite a bit of rain. One day had to drain off 2" because it was over the level of the skimmer. Did additional test the next evening. FC-0 TC-0 PH-7.8
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to deal with algae.