CH over 625
I have very high level of chlorine and need to bring them down to a swimmable level. Iím not sure I believe the calcium number. I have running the FC test four tests. Yesterday, I set my intellichor output to zero. 24 hours later the chlorine level has not dropped. Can anyone tell me whatís going on?
Background: we recently bought this house and the pool has been maintained by a pool service company for about 2 years. The pool service guy was using chlorine pucks to maintain the pool Ė we took them out. The salt water system went in about three weeks ago. We bought the test kit since we want to start maintaining the pool ourselves. Our tests (assuming we are doing them right, and we did them 4 times just to be sure) show the above chlorine and calcium levels Ė which are really high. We donít know why we are getting such high readings and why the pool guy didnít catch this problem.
One strange factor: The intellichor showed a salt level of 2300 before any salt was added to the pool. Salt was added until the pool reached 3500. Can years of potassium softener water account for the initial salt level? I do not think the pool has been drained in the two years we have owned the house.