I have a hth kit from wal-mart, I am going to order a taylor test kit in a week or two.
My pool has been a cloudy blue for the past two months. I've been using bleach and shock to try and clear it up but nothing worked. Finally I tested my cya level and it was 85. So I drained my pool half way and cleaned the filter and replaced my sand in my filter.
Now I am starting fresh with almost clear water.
TC is 2
TA is 50
PH is under 6.8 test will only go so low
CYA is less than 30 test only go so low, I think it's 0 the water was not cloudy at all.
I am interested in using borates in my pool. I have six boxes or borax from walmart ready to go.
Now from my reading up on the borax threads is that using borax will raise my ta and my ph. Can I use the borax to raise my levels? Do I have to use my sodium bicarbonate and my ph increaser first?
When do I have to put stabilizer in?