Hi. I am a newbie here. I went to the pool store today for a free water testing and have some questions about the results. I have a 24 ft above ground that holds about 13,500 gallons. Here are my results:
Total alk: 95
The pool lady gave me the results and told me that I need 10.5 lbs of Balance Pak 100/which I call Arm & Hammer baking soda. What amount of baking soda do I need to add? On another note, when I used my cheap drop test my alkalinity was reading 120 so I'm not so sure if I trust the pool store result. I will go out in a while and test that again.
She also said that I need 1.5 lbs of Lo N Slo, which I am going to assume is the pH reducer/which I am not buying from them because I'm sure muriatic acid will do the same.
I also need to add 4 bags of burn out extreme. My main question is what amount of bleach do I need to add to equal their 4 bags of shock? That was because she said I have a chlorine lock, which I am going to assume means I have combined chlorine. I have also had problems with mustard algae and so the recommendation was to add an additional 3 bags after I added 10 oz of PowerFloc, which I am not going to do. After the extra 3 bags of shock I should add Banish and she said that would get rid of my algae problem.
Please feel free to jump in and point me in the right direction. I have always tried to use the bbb method but my DH is starting to lose faith in me so I really need to make this pool sparkle and prove him wrong
I appreciate any help