Let me say that I love the forums. I'm already learning so much, despite feeling fairly confident in my knowledge after maintaining this pool for over nine years. So, I got my new kit and before I go about getting my SWG back in order I want to make sure everything is well balanced. Here are my numbers:
I'm a little relieved that the CYA is not higher, since after reading up on using the trichlor I was concerned it would be much higher. So according to pool math I need: (I put the weight/volume numbers like this) 55/48 oz washing soda/soda ash or 109/105 borax, 79/63 baking soda, 50/40 calcium chloride. Do these numbers look right for what I listed above? This is my first time ever using anything other than the overpriced pool store chemicals so I have no barometer to go by here. Also, do I need to do something about the CC number to fix it? My chlorine is high, although the first test with the gauge did not look that high, so is it possible I messed something up? There was a some undissolved stuff in the bottom even after mixing well. I tried to follow directions carefully. I added more chlorine the end of last week because the bottom of the pool was starting to get slippery which usually indicates the start of algae (unless I'm wrong about that??).
Next question, where do I go (best places) to buy the above list?
Just one small piece of information about me -- I have color distinction problems. I don't have what most consider true color blindness, but I have trouble with colors that are close together on the spectrum (blue/green, red/pink/orange, purple/black). I believe I can still accurately gauge the test colors, they just look a little different to me than to other people.