Hi all, I appreciate the information here. I'm a new convert and received my TF-100 test kit this week. Ready to cancel the pool service company after watching them ignore my SWG and salt levels and keep dumping in shock and tri-chlor pucks every week.
Here are my test numbers....
Yesterday 7/6 Today 7/7 (NOTE: pool tech came this morning 7/7 to add all their junk)
FC 1.5 FC 13.5
CC <=0.5 CC <= 0.5
pH >8.0* pH ~8.2* *Off the chart lines, but I'm estimating by the color shade
CH 200 CH 275
TA 135 TA 125
CYA 50 CYA 50
Salt 2200 Salt 2200
Temp 88.0 Temp 87.0
I have my results plugged into PoolMath, but what's the correct order for my situation? I have also taken the 'Water Balance for SWG's' article into account. But what do I attack first and what time frames? I've gathered different posts from others but wanted to ask for myself. Here are my specific questions.
1) After looking at this, what's the first thing I need to address? The pH, the TA, the CYA, the salt levels?? I'm assuming the high pH is most urgent.
2) Should I pull the tri-chlor floater out immediately and start anew with the salt and SWG only? I am not sure the T-15 cell is clean right now and the Aquarite control board may need some re-setting or repairs.
3) Once I get rid of the pool service, what equipment should I clean and check out first? Or is the simple answer "all of it"?
I appreciate in advance the expert tips!