Hello again everyone. This is my second summer with my pool. Opened yesterday with some algae but will be working on that. I should have opened in April, water was clear then. I had the pool closed with just a mesh safety cover on it, had some unusually warm weather here near Detroit in the past month, which must have made the algae grow. So my lesson learned is if only using that cover without a tarp underneath it means open earlier, but thats a different story!
Tested with my kit (that I purchased here) today, here are my numbers from 9:30 am. Pool people opened for me yesterday and added chlorine so here is where I am at today. Water is getting clearer, lots of dirty stuff on bottom.
Haven't vacummed yet, it is pouring rain here, Will be testing again shortly and will do overnight test tonight. Here are my questions.
1. What is the correct level that my TA should be at. The chart on this site for fiberglass pools says 70 to 90plus. Is 120 ok or should it be lowered to around 90?
2. I want to raise my CYA to 40. Since I dont really know yet how much chlorine is being consumed or holding because I havent done the overnight test, should I hold off on adding anything but chlorine (will be using 12.5% liquid, cheap at pool store now) until I know that result? And should I keep my FC level to 10 (shock level for 20 CYA) all day until I know that result tomorrow because of the algae that was present?
3. I need some more of that R-0013 liquid for the CYA test. Can I order that seperately from this site?