Hello, All. I've been recommended to this site, and am excited to learn how to take care of my own pool, and do it efficiently.
have been reading daily, and lots of numbers aren't making sense, but I'm sure they will soon.
Here is my story...
WE moved to this house last Summer. The pool inspector looked over our pool and equip. and said, " the one thing I would do, is turn the SWG switch to OFF."
He said it caused more corrosion to plaster and other things around the pool. (furniture, etc).
So, being totally unfamiliar with SWG, we took the guy at his word, and turned it off.
We've had a pool guy to come and do our chemicals each week. He uses Liquid Chlorine. Our pool has had very little issues, except an occasional vacuum part or a minor algae outbreak.
We brush our pool once a week, during prime months. So, the algae hasn't resurfaced again.
WE do have a few areas of calcium buildup on our tiles. I treated with White Vinegar, and it pretty much flaked right off, but did start to return the next day.
we very well may some some calcium on our plaster as well. I can show pictures if needed.
I know pool stores have some chemicals to treat the calcium, but I wan't to start the TFP method, and hopefully this will take care of my calcium issue.
I've recently cleaned our filter cartridges (Feb.) and now have questions for you as I prepare to start my own pool care the TFP way:
Should I re-start the SWG and start caring for it using it?
Or should I just stay with Chlorine (bleach)?
I don't have a test kit yet, but have seen your recommendations.
Before I choose a kit, I want to get some feed back as to whether we should go with either Bleach or Salt.
Then, I'll need the best kit for each method.
When the kit arrives. I will need suggestions on using the TFP chemicals (Soda Ash, Borax, etc), and where best to buy them.
I guess that's enough for now.
I await your answers, suggestions, and wisdom.