Hello, We had our pool installed on 3/29/10. 24' above ground, 52" tall, 22" sand filter with Zeolite, 1.5 HP pump. The weather was below 65 the whole time we were filling and when we finished filling it was still clear as a bell. We turned the pump on 4/2/2010 (electrician late). Water still clear. I tested the water with strips they sent with start up kit. I added the conditioner per the instructions directly into skimmer and shocked the pool and put three tabs in the skimmer basket. Let that churn for a while. Water turned cloudy. Was not alarmed. Knew that it would take the CYA a while to dissolve. Tested water and PH was low, TA was low. Yesterday put in baking soda (10 Pounds) and one box of borax. Calculator called for 13 pounds of soda and 2 boxes of borax. Let that churn a while. Tested late last night and the numbers had improved.
CYA below ideal
I bought a HTH test kit today so I would have something until my better kit came in and I will test tonight. I ready that CYA requires warmer water to be tested so I will make sure I do that.
Does anyone have any other suggestions?