Hi everyone! This is my first time posting. After lurking for a year -- spurred by last year's "chlorine lock" created by the addition of chemicals recommended by the local pool store, I've decided try the TFP approach.
Here's where I am at start up:
25000 gal. In ground, vinyl pool. Unheated. Hayward 1/2 HP pump, polaris cleaner, 8 2.75/29.26" filters. I just bought and used for the first time the TF-100 test kit. The pool is clear with some debris, some green algae, and possibly some mustard algae.
Here are my #'s from the home test kit:
Here are the pool store #'s:
CYA= not tested! (bums!)
Here's my plan -- can you let me know if I'm on the right track?
1. Increase TA to 70-80 with 7.5-8lbs baking soda
2. Increase PH to 7.8 (because will lower with dichlor) with 5lbs 11 oz of borax
3. Superchlorinate to kill algae with 7lbs 9oz dichlor
4. Sweep/vac/clean filters daily
5. Retest daily
What do you think? Am I missing anything! Thanks in advance for your help!