Hello everybody, HELP!!!!
As the title suggests I am very new to owning a pool. We moved into this house recently (about 3 months ago) which was built about 20 years ago.
The pool is a concrete kidney shaped pool with a spa. The pool at the deep-end is approx. 1.8m and at the shallow-end is approx. 1.1m. It is approx. 7.5m x 5m. The spa is a 2.5m diameter half circle with approx 1.3m deep. The PoolMath page suggests its 15850 gallons (60000L).
It has a SWG which is currently running about 2.5 hrs every night. The chlorine output is set to 5 of 8 bars on the Hurlcon controller and I haven't changed this since moving in.
Outside temp has been rising here in Melbourne, Australia as we're heading into spring and today had a maximum of 33C.
For the past month or so I have been using a 400micron solar pool cover to keep ducks doing their deed overnight and leaves and other debris from falling in. Saves me cleaning every morning which has been a god send.
Never tested the water, the pool has not been used until today. Right from the start the water has been as clean as it can be.
After some research I decided to get the TF-100 but they will not ship to Australia. Finally forked out double the $$ to get the Taylor 2006C and it arrived today.
So here is what I got:
(note: Tests conducted while the solar cover was on around 11am),
FC - 12 (60 drops of R0871 on a 25ml sample)CC - 0.2 (1 drop of R0871 on a 25ml sample)
PH - Darker than 8 but not purple. (It took 6 drops of R0005 to get PH down to 7.4)
TA - 120 (12 drops of R0009 on a 25ml sample)
CH - 210 (21 drops of R0012 on a 25ml sample)
CYA - less than 30 ? (Dot did not cloud at all)
Im not sure where to start ? I have taken the cover off this evening hoping FC will fall.
Any help will be greatly appreciated to get the water balanced before it does any damage to the pool.