Hey, I've checked out the forum a bit and it's really cool how you all willingly help us new guys out. Hoping I can leverage some of your collective expertise. I put some of the details of my pool in my signature line.
Anyway, I just bought a house with a pool and I'd like to take care of it myself. Generally speaking, the pool looked great when I got here. Very clear, no algae and no visible issues. That said, I wanted to stay on top of it, so before I found this forum, I went to the local pool place (Leslie's), had my water tested and did what they told me.
Initial test results from Leslies:
FAC 0 ppm
TAC 0 difference
Salt 3600 ppm
CH 200 ppm
CYA 0 ppm
TA 50 ppm
So, they had me do the following, which I did. Add 8lbs of Alkalinity Up, 1 bag of PPP (Chlorine). The 2 1/2 gal of conditioner, then 3L of PHOSfree over three days time. After all that, the pool got considerably cloudier and I just tested the water again. These are the results from the TF100 test kit.
CH: 350 ppm
CYA: 30 (33 to be exact)
Looking for any recommended action to take at this point?
I have some additional questions about the pool system itself, i.e. pool heater which isn't heating spa to higher temps and the filter itself that seems old and on it's last leg, but I'd like to get the chemicals/pool water figured out first and I think you all have advised to keep it simple each post.
Thanks in advance for any assistance provided.