I am new to being a pool owner. I have been reading posts on here and have been encouraged that I can do this. So, without further adieu, here are my first results from my test kit. I currently have an Aquachek 7 kit. According to the strip, I have:
Total Hardness - 250ppm
TC - 0ppm
FC - 0ppm
pH - 7.2
TA - 80ppm
CA - 30-50ppm
The pool had/has severe algae and, I have been shocking it with some PooLife Active Cystals and Back To Blue to get to where I am now. Unfortunately, I had to let the pool sit for a day and a half because, I needed to install new seals on my Vari-Flow filter head to try to cure an air leak. Now, here is what the pool looks like.
I need to figure out my first doses. I have some powder shock to use up as well as 13 bottles of 12.5% bleach to use.