We recently purchased a home with a pool. The pool has been managed by a service by the previous owners for years. So far, it has been a happy experience for us. The pool has been clear, clean, and immensely enjoyable for the family and friends. I've opted to continue the existing pool service until closing in a couple of weeks, but I am considering taking over care next year. So, I bought myself a TFT kit which arrived on Friday. This morning I had a free moment to break out the kit and make some measurements. The pool pad has one of those puck dosing systems, so that made me curious how well things were in balance with CYA, etc. Here's what I found:
FC: 11 ppm
CH: 200 ppm
CYA: >100 (~120 if one extrapolates the scale)
NaCl: 800 ppm
Borate: 15 ppm
Pool school ranges for a plaster pool without SWG are:
So, it seems that things are out of whack. I now realize I made the newbie mistake of not measuring pH (I used the weekly kit, not the daily kit I'll check that tomorrow.)
The FC is high. Perhaps as expected (if they are only throwing in pucks every week), the CYA is too high. Do these two numbers some how balance out?
TA is above range, but I'm not sure if that is a big problem. CH is too low. Is that going to hurt our pebble finish?
I'm new to the forum and posted my intro here: http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...Westchester-NY
It gives more background to those who are interested.
The odd thing is that the pool has been under the care of this same group for years and the prior owners raved about how they never had any issues once this service took over. Likewise, the pool has been good for the 5 weeks we've been using it...and we've used it a lot.