Mea Culpa... Mea Culpa... Mea Culpa...
New mbr here.
Just moved into a home here in Austin with a small fiberglass pool. The move-in was delayed for almost 9 months... the new house was distant, and I was too undisciplined to visit regularly and keep the pool properly. It looked exactly like the pool on the SLAM page. Under mucho pressure to recover the pool asap. Totally mentally and physically exhausted, still unpacking and in-laws arriving Saturday. Scanned (poorly) the SLAM page and missed a couple of major points... "balance the pH before starting," "take it slow, no shortcuts."... You can guess what follows...
Thursday night I A-bombed the pool (BBB). No, really, full-on A-bombed. [~6lbs of leftover Cal Hypo 68% and 363 fl oz Clorox 8.25%] Dark green to light pea-green, slightly gray/cloudy... overnight.
Friday, I started testing, first with Leslie's 6 measure strip... and used Pool Pal app
1300 hrs: FC zero TCl zero Alk 120 TH 800 Cya 40
1730 hrs: dropped another 242 fl oz Clorox and 12 lbs Borax
2100 hrs: (finally broke open the TF-100) FC 11 CC 3.0 TC 14 CH 400 Alk 200 Cya 90
1045 hrs: FC .75 (interpolation) CC 1.5 TC 2.25 CH 525 Alk 160 Cya 75
I don't yet feel confident in this statement... it seems I'm headed in the correct direction? I hope I haven't damaged the pool/filter/pump by beginning without fully understanding and following the instructions. Today's plan is to brush, brush, brush... allow to run on "Fast Clean" (2750 rpm) a couple of hours, disassemble and clean filter, return to "Fast Clean" and brush, brush, brush and dose.
I would be grateful for any feedback, guidance and especially recommendations for next chem dosage amounts...
Thank you all !