I purchased a home last fall with a 24' above ground which is my first pool and been a bit of a learning curve. I like the concept this website follows for maintaining your pool and am ordering a Tf-100 in the next few days. My question revolves around non chlorinated shock. I blindly followed a local pool companies advice to open my pool a few weeks ago and added an IPG pool opening kit which included a stain blocker, Algecide and "Oxy Pro" sanitizer.
Having read the beginner articles, being able to measure CC seems pretty important. Have I messed up my pool now and made it more difficult to self test by adding Oxy stuff???? What do I do to recover from this if it was an error.
The pool company tested my water on a spin lab thingy and came up with the following numbers.
I don't thnk the previous home owner did anything but add pucks based on stabilizer and alkalinity levels so I fear I'm not going to be able to use an auto chlorinator I got this winter and will need to use Clorox all summer. I brought my TA, CH and FC up closer to where they should be based on the pool calculator but think I will wait till I have my test kit before adding more.
I have a vinyl liner so Low CH isn't that big of a problem is it? Pool place said I need to get it to 200-300 but that seems excessive from what I've read and I'm now shooting for 150 or so.
I'll post current numbers once I can but I would like your opinions on where I'm at so far. Thanks for your input.