We got a deal on a 16' at the beginning of the month. Water has been clear and looking good by adding gallon of liquid chlorine each week and floating 2x3" tabs. The first Pinch-a-Penny I went to (after a week of being setup and adding 1gal of chlorine, no tabs) recommended that I just float 2 tabs and I was good to go.
Yesterday I went to another Pinch-a-Penny across town and was told to add a few things. So I just wanted to get your opinion on his prescription and my water levels. I added roughly 1gallon of liquid chlorine 3 days prior but we have had a HUGE amount of rain for the 2 days leading up to this test.
My test results:
- 0 FC
- 8.0 PH
- 2 Acid Demand
- 200ppm TA
- 200ppm CH
- 0 Stabilizer
- 300ppm TDS
He explained that since I have no acids in the pool that I cannot keep and hold chlorine. His prescription was: 1 Tab, 1/2gal Muratic Acid, 1/2gal Liquid Chlorine, 1gal liquid stabilizer (was like a thick white paint almost, had to shake a lot).
Does this sound accurate for my fairly new pool? Is the stabilizer something that I will have to add a on a regular basis? Seems kind of pricey. I was just worried that he was trying to upsell me. My water looked fine, was crystal clear. But he said it was not sanitary and needed all this stuff (which I purchased and added last night). Thank you for any input!