Hi everyone! Just discovered TFP a few days ago when researching how to get stains out of my pool. So glad to have found you ( tired of being "pool-stored").
Here's what I can tell you about my pool:
24K gallon gunite pool with plaster (pool is 30 years old +/-, plaster redone two years ago)
DE filter replaced two years ago, pump older than that but can't remember offhand how old
Had huge algae problem at opening, used algaecide/liquid shock
Water tested at pool store, TA 52 (added TA Increaser), CH low, added CH increaser, CYA at 32, pH was 8.6 but I was told that fixing one of the other problems (don't remember which) would help with that.
Retested two days later, pH 8.4, TA 119, CH 211, CYA 12
Added pH decreaser, also purchased Stain Free and Metal Free to fix metal stains in bottom of pool (didn't help at all). Water looked beautiful but stains didn't!
Today (tested at home with non-approved TFP test kit):
Chlorine close to zero
I want to do Ascorbic Acid treatment, but am facing an algae bloom. Added algaecide this morning to try to keep it from getting out of hand. Will order appropriate test kit this afternoon but probably won't get it until the end of the week.
In what order should I attack these problems? Trying to get everything under control and swim ready by June 7 (party at my house).
Thanks in advance for advice!!
Ft. Wright, KY