I am a new BBB convert this season and opened my pool 10 days or so ago.
After a few tweaks i have the following numbers
CC .5 (just a slight tinge so maybe not even .5)
The pool water is sparkling clean and all i have done after my initial addition of borax and stabilizer is to add bleach each day.
1 - Numbers look good?? since i have opened the TA has ranged between 105 and 120 and the CH has ranged between 240 and 325
2 - i haven't done the oclt test yet ... the water looks great ... should i do it anyway?? i went to do it last night and the FC was down to 2.0+- so i elected to add chlorine to bring the FC up as i thought that was more important than doing the test
3 - assuming i pass the oclt test and assuming that my numbers are pretty good now does my routine become as simple as adding bleach each day and testing ph each day?
4 - assuming no big rains will my TA and CH numbers remain more or less ok for an extended period of time?? .... will my cya level change much?
5 - should i bump my CYA up a bit?? .... it was originally 0, i added borax and have gotten readings in the 40's but today it bumped down to 35 .... is that just variations in the readings of the test results?
6- i was at my friends yesterday and he has a saltwater pool ..... i could barely see the main drain because the water was cloudy... that's not normal is it??
i really feel like i have control of my pool ....... it was always frustrating to go to the pool store and have a summer employee who doesn't know squat selling me stuff the computer recommended .... i would always hang around until i saw the manager or other full timers then pounce on them
not any more