I just got my pool running and know pretty much what needs to be done, but am not sure just what order to do it in.
First of all it's cloudier than it has ever been. I studied up about what to do to fix that, add lots of bleach and keep adding it basically. My PH looks to be about 7.2 on my walmart test kit (I'm ordering the one I've read so much about here on the forum soon).
My CYA was 151 when I closed last fall and all last season for that matter, this has never caused me a problem, it was high as a result of constant use of chlorine sticks before I discovered this forum. I used the CYA calculator a few minutes ago, it said I need to replace 47% of my water.
I am wondering if I should first get the cloudy situation resolved before I worry about the CYA issue, I would like to get that down this season. As I said it didn't seem to cause much problem last year. Mostly all I did all season was add some bleach everyday or every other day and some muratic acid 2 or 3 times a week(and not much of that-I think over the whole summer I used about 2 gallons.
I'm also wondering what is the max chlorine level the TF-100 kit shows?
Thanks, you guys are the best!