OK guys my pool is a couple months old - I am still under the pool builders thumb - as I have not gone through pool school yet. However - he loves me and pretty much lets me do what I want. He even told me that I can do BBB because it is cheaper and the same thing. Until I go through pool school he would like for me to use pucks and send him the numbers and he can tell me what to add - if something needs to be added - but I would much rather just get my advice here and continue to have great numbers.
STILL USING PUCKS - He wants me to use pucks till pool school - hopefully in the next couple weeks then will be adding bleach manually.
I have lots of water features and run them a LOT - so I thought my PH would rise but it has been at 7.2 for 3 weeks (I test that every day) We have had a lot of rain the past few days - this morning my TA and my PH were both lower than normal (TA has been at 60 for about 6 weeks) I have not ever added anything to my pool other than Muiratic Acid (the first week) and pucks. Lots of pucks. My pool is about 14,500 gal (we watched our water gauge as we were filling)
PH 7.1 (maybe a little lower - added picture for you guys to see. Normally it is CLEARLY 7.2)
CL 5 ish (it always looks bright yellow)
CLDT 5 (this is lower too - but normal after all the rain - I expected this and will add more pucks - hanging head in shame for puck use)
CH 300 (been that forever)
TA 50 (has been 60 forever)
CYA 70 (yeah, did I mention I am still using pucks)
Water is beautiful and clear - but I did spend an hour fishing out pine needles, bark, leaves and a big limb out of it yesterday - the storm was pretty nasty.
If I understand correctly - my PH is affected by my TA so I need to fix that first? So I add 54oz of baking soda to up my TA to 70
Then test again - and see where my PH is and go from there?
Please note the picture - only look at the PH - I was using a white chair for the background - but the CL is NOT on the white background.
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