Just bought a home with a pool. Has swg but has been disconnected for some time, I believe I have fixed it but am waiting on my pool to balance out before cutting it on. Tf-100 test kit.
Ch=350+ quit counting because cya is high also and I knew I needed a drain
Cya= 200, diluted half tap water on second test since first test only made it half way to the 100 tick mark.
My ph was too low to read so I immediately added borax about 15 lbs at a time till I got 40 lbs in, got to ta=40 and ph=6.8
Started draining at this point, only going to bottom of skimmer, I have two bottom drains but not sure if it's safe to cut skimmer off and all. That's about 4" at a time so 18x40x.333x7.48=1800 gallons per drain. I'm testing every few drains and will go from there.
Should I do anything differently? Should I work on ph even though I'm currently doing drains and refills?
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Also, I have only used bleach since buying the house, no pucks for me but there was pucks in the skimmer and a clogged de filter, skimmer and robot full of trash. Water is crystal clear with some particles only visible when light is on at night.