During the start up of our pool (after resurfacing) you all helped me understand my CH & pH were going to be off for a few months due to the water in so cal + new plaster curing. It's now been over 8 months and I got the numbers to climb into a normal range toward the mid-end of summer and they stayed consistent for a month or so but have continued to climb since and I can't seem to stop the rise.
I did buy the taylor salt test kit recommended by this group and have been using it for a month or so but am not positive on how to interpret the numbers and if they mean anything. Any knowledge on that would be awesome
It's as if we are shocking our pool consistently so I suppose it could be worse since we won't be growing any mold or algae but I'd like to get them within a normal range for long term if you could help me at all with some thoughts/ideas?
FC: 21 (I can't believe this but it just keeps going up)
CYA: 70 (the only consistently normal reading we've had)
Sodium Test: 3,400ppm (17 drops)
*I added about 1/4 jug acid like normal but it doesn't seem to be having much effect.
*The salt generator has been turned down to try and knock the chlorine levels down but it doesn't seem to have any effect.
*We have only added 1/2 bag of salt since starting the pool up and that was toward the summer when the chlorine levels dipped for a few weeks.