Hello Team, first things first, I would like to say thanks for the wealth of knowledge that is on this website. I have read a lot of threads and all of pool school. I have used the advice on this forum and purchased a Taylor K-2006 test kit and got away from the strips! I have also ditched tabs and shock and I am using the BBB method.
I attempted to open my pool a few weeks ago(3-4 to be honest.) It was full of debris and it was black. I have cleared the debris out of the pool and I have it lagoon blue with about 2' of visibility. My wife is about to kill me because the pool is not ready and she is hounding me. I have been brushing the pool daily and I have backwashed my sand filter according to the pressure rise. When I opened the pool I had a CYA of 150 I did a big refill and got it down to 40 now(I was using pool store methods at the time before I found this great website.) When I refilled my TA was 240 which I have been aerating it now for a week and I have it down to 130.
I am using Bleach, Borax and Baking Soda. I am using Muriatic acid to lower PH and TA during my aeration process.
So long story short, my pool is still cloudy and below are my current levels. I am pretty sure I need to SLAM, I want to confirm that before I start. Thanks in advance for you help!
CH 90(Vinyl pool, wasn't sure if you needed this.)