I have been trying to get our pool chemestry to the point where my daughter with eczema can comfortably use it. Right now the pool chemestry is as follows
I know given my cya level the chlorine is low but even thought the pool has been over 90F for the past 4 months I have not had to shock/slam once and pH has been very stable, less than a half gallon of acid used during the past four months. Chlorine demand has also been very low. No algee issues what so ever. The water has remained very clear, I can clearly see the phillips head screws fastening the drain cover that is 8 feet below the water while standing at the edge of the pool. Since adding the borates 4 months ago she has had far less of an issue, but will still breakout if she stays in the water for more than a couple of hours. Does anybody have any thoughts on adding some salt to the pool to help soften the water even more? I was thinking of trying about 1000ppm.
The pool is gunite with a plaster finish, I run the BBB method and use liquid chlorine. I have thought about going to a salt water chlorine generator but have been reluctant to try this due to the large amount of natural stone used on the coping, waterfall and surrounding deck. Any input would be greatly appriciated.