Long time lurker, first time poster. I am hoping y'all can assist because I'm in a tough place right now. I've read nearly every sticky just to get some additional knowledge, but I'm at the point of overwhelm. Where to start....I bought a k-2006 on the recommendation of the forum and are using the Aquachek Salt strips.
What I am dealing with is the following:
I just replaced the SWCG cell and stuff last week after trying for well over a month to get the levels right. I just couldnt figure out why my FC was almost nil, even after poring 5+ gallons of SMART shock into it. Well, after much troubleshooting, it confirmed my 5+year old SWCG was done for. The pool temp is 83* here in Texas, but its been raining like you wouldnt believe for a month straight. I am leaving next week for vacation so I want to get as far along as I can this week.
I have a black algae problem that is somewhat stabilized (not growing, but only slightly regressing after scrubbing it with a chlorine puck).
My levels are:
FC - 1
CC - 0.5
PH - 7.3
TA - 60
CA - 45
Salt - 2430
I just added 70# of salt yesterday and turned the new salt cell to 100% this afternoon at about 3pm (about 20 or so hours after dropping the salt into it). The Pool Calculator has me adding Trichlor/bleach, Washing soda, Baking soda, Calcium chloride, and 72# more salt. That's a lot of stuff and I'm just not sure if thats too much to throw at it, and in which order, and so on. I have most of it on hand, so I'm ready to go.
Please help a dude out, I'm about to throw myself at the mercy of Leslies and just don't want to have my pool become a cash problem, if you know what I mean! Thanks in advance!