I bought a house last August so at the tail end of pool season here in NorthEast Pa. It got real cold real fast! Anyway the pool was good and I didn't have to do much to it before we closed it.
Fast forward to this year we took the cover off, cleaned out the sand filter per the instructions I found here, and vacuumed the pool. The pool is pretty crystal clear. I bought the Taylor k-2006 testing kit and the speed stirrer.
Some pool details 27x4 round vinyl. Hayward Dream Line sand filter and Hayward Power-flo 1.5hp pump. There is a pool frog system attached but I removed the mineral pac and the bac pac and don't intend on using it. The previous owners did and blindly walked in and out of the pool store with huge bills and tons of stuff on top of the bac pacs.
I have purchased 8.5% bleach, baking soda, and Borax and want to use this method. I tested my water chemistry this morning and came back with these numbers.
PH - 7.4
So because the pool is clear do I need to SLAM it or should I just plug these numbers into the pool calculator and shoot for maintenance levels? And what order does stuff get added?
Thanks in advance for all your help. I will continue to read and find more answers, but figured it never hurts to ask.