Broke out the TF-100 yesterday for the first time. I had a blast testing my own water. First off I never "closed" my pool... I just quit doing anything to it other than circulate it as the water cooled down. I have clear water witha little debris on the bottom from dead bugs and such. There is a green/yellowish slime on the bottom/walls in the deep end. So I do have some algae ready to pounce as soon as the temps come back up.
Heres what I got. I need to do a ascorbic acid treatment for some metal stains in the deep end. No chlorine and high ph seemed to be the problem. I confirmed this by rubbing a trichlor tablet on the spot with no change. Never did the vitamin c tablets or ph down to confirm 100% metals. I figured I need to do this first (ascorbic treatment) before worrying about the chlorine levels and getting my pool balanced. Or do I need to kill the algae thats already there then do the ascorbic treatment? Oh yeah...got caught in the Ionizer idea and bought one at the end of the summer. I now figure I'll just do the BBB and lick my wounds after learning so much on this site. Any advice or help will be greatly apprecited
22k gallon vinyl/sand filter.