Hello and thanks in advance for any help.
I recently purchased a home, took ownership of this home on Tuesday. I now have a pool for the first time, feeling very overwhelmed. The pool was apparently opened on Monday by a pool company (based on a prior contract, previous owner had left). I have literally no idea what they added to the pool.
Today I learned how to vacuum the pool, removed quite a bit of debris. The water now looks quite clear to my untrained eye. In preparation for this day, I had found this site and purchased a test kit. My results, done this evening, are as follows: (I was very careful to follow all instructions, even repeated each test twice - yes, anal)
There were 2 chlorine tabs in the skimmer basket. I took those out since the CYA seems high. According to the 'pool math' link, I'm supposed to add CaCl (there is leslie pools Calcium hardness plus in the garage), washing soda, soda ash or borax, and replace 38% of the water. 38% of the water!!! I used the goals provided by this site for a plaster pool. I'm looking for guidance on where to begin, any help is appreciated.