First post, so be gentle. Quick backstory. For 5 years I've been doing the bring a sample to the pool store every week thing, so this summer I wanted to make it easy and just have someone take care of it for me. I didn't mind the weekly balancing expense so much, but when I found out that everyone required me to do $75-$100 "filter cleanings" I couldn't take it. Too easy of a job to require so much money and it wasn't optional. Anyway, did some research and wound up here.
I bought a Taylor K-2006 and while I was waiting on it, I assumed I had zero chlorine because I usually do, and proceeded to dump bleach in to get rid of Algae. Brush, bleach, brush bleach.
Pools is clearer now than it has ever been, but here are my first-test numbers. I was plenty OCD about doing the test, so I trust the nubers per the directions.
Water Temp = 71 degrees
Air temp = 81 degrees
pH = 7.8
FC = 12
CC = 0
TA = 130
CH = 630 (YIKES)
CYA = 120 (or more, black dot disappeared quickly)
The water looks great, so I'm hesitant to go drastic. Thoughts?