I started using the BBB method one month ago. My first set of tests results with the K2006 kit were
Based on recommendations from this site I did a partial drain. After refilling slammed and raised CH.
New results as of this morning
I enjoy this site and have done numerous searches about various subjects. I feel more comfortable each day compared to where I started, but know I am still learning. I was reading about borates and found that Proteam Supreme falls into that category. The pool builders store that I previously frequented always had me add this product each year. So I ordered the borate test strips from TFTEST to see if I had any left in the pool. I have to admit to having difficulties with determining the color difference between 50 and 80. I would describe the color as a pale tan. Not as dark as the 50 or 80 on the bottle. So my question is, how much borates I really have, and with the high CYA level, can my FC level be lower? I have been using polyquat 60 weekly, but I think I read that with Borates I don't need to use this. I am doing longer backwashes, and a possibility of rain this week will allow me to drop pool level some as well. I will do another partial drain once water restrictions ease to lower the CYA level. Also the water is crystal clear, with no signs of algae. The pool is in full sun from 10 am till 6 pm. My chlorine usage is about 2 quarts a day to maintain a fc 9