Been keeping this pool clear for years using only 12.5% LC and occasional Borax but always get algae in the summer because I wasn't regularly adding chlorine. A couple weeks ago the water got really cloudy, I've since cleared it up by raising the Ph (Borax) and being more dilligent about chlorine... but it convinced me to get a real test kit and see where I was with balance. In short, I've been doing it wrong Anyway, I want to settle it before closing it, hopefully this weekend.
Numbers from 1st test with my new TF-100 a couple days ago:
FC, CC, TC: 0 (!)
Last night I brought the chlorine up to 9 or so with the simple test, this morning it was 1.
Time to go to the store. Looks like I need:
CYA/stabilizer (not sure how much...but enough to bring it up to 30-40?)
calcium chloride for CH
baking soda for TA
Then time to SLAM.
Thanks in advance for confirmation/redirection on the plan above!
PS ... Also been reading on this forum about hooking up the variable speed peristaltic pump I got a couple years ago to automate the LC addition.