Finished refilling my pool today and the water is light green. Below are my test results (tested with pump off, but have not added any chemicals is this okay?)
tested with Leslie's tester that has everything except FAS/DPD test (friend brought over his)
Ordering the TF 100 Tomorrow
FC = 0
CC = 2.5
Ph = 7.8
TA = 130
CYA = 0 (test tube filled up water never changed from perfectly clear)
Salt level 0
From reading pool school I think I need to fix the levels in this order: salt, CYA, FC at 3-5, TA, PH and then CH
I bought salt before reading this and only bought 80lbs, pool calculator says I need 378lbs total. I plan on adding the 80lbs tonight and testing to see if it goes up the amount stated at the amount at the bottom of the pool calculator screen. This should help me find out if my gallon estimation is close. How long after adding salt can I re-test?
I have Bleach and Acid. I am a little confused as to the chlorine level and this SWG unit. Once I add the correct amount of salt tomorrow, will that put the FC at target levels. Is it okay to use the acid now to lower the ph and ta, or do I wait until the salt is at the correct level? With a CC of 2.5 I assume based on pool school I need to shock, do I do this using the bleach or the SWG? The pool calculator says my shock level is 10 but I assume this is based on a CYA level of 0. Does this mean I need to raise the CYA before shocking?
I know this is a long post but I am new to doing my own chemicals and want to do it correctly. I figured after the acid wash and refill now is the best time to start clean.