testing results from this evening
CYA 50 / TA 240 / PH 8.4 / FC 3 / TC 3/ TH 100
16 x 16 x 4 ( but at an angle ) round above ground Coleman pool ( I don't know what kind of filter its a round filter I have to rinse out or replace every 2 weeks or so)
I have about 1 month experience with a pool. I have only used the bbb method i found it accidentally when looking up how to treat my water (after the pool was set up for a few days, in our excitement we rushed it a bit). My numbers were good and I was adding 1 Gallon of bleach in the morning sometimes another in the afternoon because it was back at 0. I had acid but put off using it at first.
Then my PH jumped to 8.4 so I used thepoolcalculator and added 7 oz. It lowered to 7.8 I waited a week and had my husband add another 5oz because it was back up. I tested the next day and cya was 150 and my PH was still high 8.4.
We are planning on draining it in the future to relocate because it is not on even ground and I thought I was going to have to drain it to lower the CYA anyways so I turned of the filter for about 4 days. It had been on 24 hours a day since set up until then. However it takes sometime and effort to level a back yard so my husband decided to test it again because he wanted to swim and cya was 50 but ph is still too high at 8.4. I do know how the CYA lowered itself. I may have misunderstood the overload of information I have read does CYA = Muriatic acid? or not? Also can I add more acid since its not supposed to evaporate I am afraid to over-saturate the water with acid. Is there another way to lower PH.
Also my pools temp is never below 90. That is the average temp some days is 93 give or take a degree. Is this something I should worry about. I'm located in Texas so not sure what I can do about it.
I have not Super-chlorinated my pool once. The tests seem good so far unless I am adding wrong I have no CC. TC and FC as of tonight are both 3. I have read that many people do this once every two weeks or so. Is this something I should be doing?
Thanks in advance for your help!!