I didn't know if I should post this here or under testing because I have questions on both.
First my readings: FC-4; CC 0; TC 4; pH 7.8; T/A 130; CH 90; CYA 40; Temp 84 For 'Goals' I used Traditional/Bleach/Vinyl.
water is cloudy but can still see bottom (looking a little green down there, though) When took a sample, I didn't notice green bubbles but when I poured unused sample back in to the pool I could see a green tinge.
I'm thinking I should shock. Using the Pool Calculator it says shock level is 15. So I'm going to add 2 gal 3qts of 5.25% bleach as recommended. After shocking and with the cloudiness, should I flock and vacum to waste in a day or two?
Questions on other test results..For pH level the PC says to add 2 cups Muratic acid to bring it down to 7.5 but for the T/A level it says to bring pH down to 7.0 or 7.2 then aerate to raise pH. The Note: under that says 'Adding baking soda will also raise your pH. I thought baking soda raised T/A and borax raised pH? I'm confused.
I'm going to add the beach now and brush the pool. I'll wait ideas/thoughts/suggestions from the experts before I tackle the pH T/A (to me) conundrum.