I used my pool for two years so far and was able to manage it most of the time using chemicals and walmart bought test kits.
This year I wanted to start here and get advice on how to manage it with BBB method. So far I only opened the cover and get the pump going. I took some water and got it tested since I do not have a test kit now. I am looking to buy one the ones recommended here soon.
Here are my test results:
Saturation index 1.2
Total chlorine .1
Free chlorine 0
Total Alkalinity 137
Total hardness 225
I need to vacuum the pool and will get to your recommendations. Please let me know if I am missing any information here.
I appreciate your help in advance.
The pool store suggested to use a bottle of algecide. First use half the bottle, wait at least an hour, and then use more if necessary.
4.5 lbs of pH-
Add 5.5 lbs os stabilizer 100 to increase CYA
Add 2 bags of Smart Shock. I do not how many pounds is in a bag.