I'm back with a much better pool this season thanks to many of you!
Metal Stains from last year are still gone or at least sequestered.
That is a big deal if you've ever dealt with staining on a liner! Lots of work last year.
Water is clear and numbers look pretty good except for CC-1.
Pool School says shock above 0.5 which is where I was 2 days ago but not now.
For stain prevention I added 3 quarts of Jacks Pink Magic 5 days ago (Saturday) which is 1 quart per 10,000 gallons.
This is for start up. I will add small amount as weekly maintenance. Either in their instructions or in forum I read not to shock for 3 weeks after adding sequestrant.
My CYA is questionable at this point because it was also added 5 days ago. (actually over 3 days) I added 7lbs granular 100% and also 3 trichlor pucks to floater so another approx. 21 oz. Pool calculator stated I needed a little over 7lbs and 7 was all I had on hand. It's in there and working because chlorine is holding. I have the hardest time with my T-100 test kit CYA test too. I even ordered more test solution this year to see if that was the issue. Last year I could always see the black dot. When I tested today, even though the CYA had not been in a week yet, the solution was cloudy at about 25%.
My point is, I need a good CYA level to determine shock level if I DO need to shock.
And if I don't shock, is it safe to swim with the CC of 1? My pregnant daughter in law is visiting and I want to take all precautions with her.
The first set of numbers were at 8 a.m. I added 57oz of 12.8% bleach and tested again 1.5 hours later and got the second set. It may have been too early for that to bee accurate.
Thank you all for your help!
FC- 2 FC- 4
CC- 1 CC- 1
TC- 3 TC- 5