OK this is my first post as I am struggling to find a subject like mine. We put up our little pool last month. It's an Intex 15' round.
I am using the Taylor K2006 kit. We had the pool filled by a local water company - local city water. It is located in direct sun all day.
I suppose I have been limping along. I ran my first tests and found that I had no CYA and no FC. my PH was a bit low but now is usually 7.5. my TA is now usually around 80-100. I'm using the Pool Math calculator every evening. I put my numbers in and sometimes had to add some borax and some baking soda along with the 8.5 % Clorox. Lately I have only had to add the Clorox. At the beginning I had a bit of algae on the sides so I did a shock of 3 qts of Clorox. I actually got a FC reading of 2 the next day but the next day I had 0 FC again. NO ALGAE going on.
The pool is a very bit cloudy but NO algae. From what I am reading the CYA stabilizer is to keep the chlorine from dissipating. Do you think I need this? I would like it to be a bit more sparkly but wonder if I would be adding to the chemical work and cost if i don't need it. The chlorine is not burning our eyes and the salt is making the water feel very silky on our skin.
What would you all recommend??