Hi all... first time poster
So just recently bought a house w/ a pool and been semi-wingin' the pool maintenance... and it looks like **** - go figure.
About a week ago in desperation I dumped about 3/4 and refilled fresh from the hose. Looked pretty good! Tested w/ the cheap little strips... Everything was great! ...for about a 2 days.. and the boom worse then before.
After that I figured it was time to buckle down and learn how to do it the right way and wound up running across this site! Immediately ordered a TF-100 xl, auto-mixer dealio, borate tests... whole deal.
So, it came in today and after the kids knocked out it was like christmas. Felt like a mad scientist w/ all this stuff lol.
So I got some starting numbers and have devised a plan of attack but was hoping someone might double-check my noob-logic before I finally do the pool in for good.
So here's the dirt - be kind
FC: 0 (I know I know...)
PH: 8.2 (Or higher??? was same color has highest one)
TA: 100 (wow, this actually seems ok)
Devised Plan of Attack
1) Lower PH to 7.5
2) Slam Slam Slam
3) Raise CYA to 45
4) Re-survey and devise next plan of action
Breakdown of Plan
Lower PH to 7.5
-Start w/ 20oz of 31.45% Baume (or equivalent) acid and re-check
-Raise current FC to 11 via 1.7 121oz jugs of 8.25% bleach (I have a bunch of this)
-Follow other steps of slam process
Raise CYA to 45
-via 32oz (weight) or 34oz (volume) stabilizer
or 84oz liquid stabilizer
So, look ok? Or am I about turn my pool into some toxic soup?
Thanks for any insight!