I am very grateful that I found this site and the knowledgeable people and great information on it. After struggling with our PB for months we finally filled our pool with our hard city water three weeks ago. Our PB has been MIA so I have used this site to learn and take control of our new pool, which we love! I have been reading this site for many hours. Got my T-100 test kit a little over a week ago.
Listed below are my test results from yesterday morning. My initial test results on 7/16/15 were similar but FC was around 4, and CYA was 0. I added 6lbs of CYA 8-9 days ago after the first test.
TA=120 Added 4 lbs of baking soda a few days in when I messed up test using my Leslie Test Kit
CH=375 Hard city water ??
Water has been clear. FC would drop faster prior to CYA, but seems to be dissipating less now. Have been adding Muriatic since PH creeps up.
I have a few questions:
1-How do these numbers look? Should I be concerned about TA and CH being at upper limits?
2-PB was suppose to install SWG. I am liking my current set up. Is it worth getting SWG? I see an advantage if we go away on vacation, but things are going well without it.
3-I have some equipment/piping questions but will ask them separately in the equipment section.
Thanks in advance for everyone's guidance!!
Some pics of the new pool and equipment below: