OK, pool has been up for about 10 days, looking good thanks to TFP. Been using dipstik guess strips (t100 ordered and on the way!!) and my fc has been good, but cya was 0 despite additions. I have been using bleach, cya granules and borax acc to pool school. So I took sample to leslie's and got this reading:
FC = 4
TAC = 4
CH = 20 (low)
CYA = 25 (low)
TA = 50 (low)
pH = 7.2
copper and iron and dissolved solids = 0
Phosphates = 100
temp 80 ish
Leslies says I need to address the TA first, then the cya. They were not concerned about the CH, said it was not as big a deal with my vinyl pool(?), and they were not concerned about the phosphates, but I am.
Pool calculator says add borax for pH, Baking soda for TA and of course more CYA in the sock. Should I do baking soda first since it may also help with pH? And then CYA and then see where pH is?
BTW: water looks and feels fantastic! I want to keep it that way!
Thank you for your help!!