I just received my test kit today (thanks Duraleigh!). The water in the pool is clear but there is some "stuff" on the bottom, I'm guessing algae?
Just a little past history, this is the 1st time i've owned a pool. I've been in the house for 1 yr, but all last year was spent fixing the problems the pool had (leaks, broken light, broken pump, filter)
I just had the sand refilled in my filter, and since the light has been fixed, no more leaks - now i'm ready to takle the chemicals and try to get it balanced and ready for swimming
The pool is plaster, the old pool guy said it's about 12000 gallons. It's 15x40, oval shape.
Here are the test #'s:
Free Chlorine = 0 (no color change at all)
Total Chlorine = 0 (again no color at all)
pH = 7.5
Total Alkalinity = 140
Cyanuric acid (CYA or stabilizer) = 0 (I think, I can still see the black dot even when I fill up to the very top of the tube)
I have a tab holder just to try to keep it from going green until I got my full flegded test kit.
With these #'s where do I start?