We've had it up and running for over a month now and haven't been able to get all the levels right yet or swim. I'm complety new to this and am still learning and reading A LOT on here but some custom advice would save a lot of searching time and my anxiety :/
I finally got chlorine readings after having absolute none during the first 2 weeks of my SW pool setup but Then we had such high TA and pH levels that the basic test colors are off the chart. I've been running full tests once week for the past 2 weeks and the pH is now normal but the TA hasn't moved. I'm adding about a 1/4 gallon MA but am wondering how long you would guess I'll need to add these amounts and if I should be doing it everyday?
I also thought that the acid would drop my TA and in turn then drop the pH but I'm seeking the other way around. For the past 3 days the pH level is returning to normal but the yellow side is till out of testing zone?
The guys who setup my pool scheduled the SWG and pump and I'm not really sure how to mess with that or if I should be scheduling it to run longer than normal until my pool is balanced?
My my full test results today were:
6=TA (6ppm= FC,0=CC )
I do understand that with Southern California water/sun and a plaster pool that we will need to add MA a lot to keep the levels down, so I'll take 3 gallons of the empty chlorine we needed to get those levels to register in and replace them with MA. Just wondering how many I should have on stock, if it's harmful to be adding so much each day, and if you believe it will level out eventually with continued daily adding, also if I should mess with the scheduled run time to force it to filter/run longer than the normal schedule in order for the chemicals to balance at a faster rate? I'd love to swim in the new pool before summers end