I just started the BBB. Currently I only have the walmart 6 way test (TFP test on the way!). Here are my results.
PH 7.4 (up from 6...wow, borax REALLY does work!)
CYA 30 ( I am currently using stablizing tabs from bioguard until my CYA is up)
My pool is getting clearer by the day. It is just a bit cloudy right now! I have read pool school on algae and had previously fought algae so I guess I need to get and keep it to shock level. Even though I only know my TC, and not my FC, I still tried to use the calculator. If I understood it correctly, I need to add 308 oz of bleach tonight. The calculator recommended that I also add 18 oz stabilizer, however I still have bioguard tabs in the floaty thingy so I don't quite know what to do now. Any suggestions? It is 5:30 here and the kids are busy, so I can devote some time to the pool now.