Hello to All,
Is there anywhere w/in the TFP website a chart or similar that provides how the increase or decrease of one or more chemicals [or external variables like sun/wind/organic compounds] will impact your other pool chemicals? For example:
1. The more CYA that is added to the water [by CL-Tablets or CYA Crystals], the more CL it takes to effectively disinfect the pool.
2. The more Muratic acid that is added to the pool, the lower your pH
3. The more optimal your TA is fine-tuned in relation to your pH, the less often you have to add M-Acid to raise your pH.
4. The more NaHCO3 you add to your pool, the greater your TA will be, as well as raising your pH.
5. The greater increase of sunlight [UV] on your pool water, the faster your CL will be consumed. Also, in-conjunction w greater sunlight, the higher your CYA levels, the faster your CL is consumed or less its effectivemess. Debris and other organic compounds also increases the consumption rate of your CL too.
6. The more aeration devices used, such as waterfalls, scuppers, spillovers, wind etc] the faster your pH will rise
7. The more rainwater added to your pool and displacement of the current water chemistries, the greater dilution of the CH and CYA, which can only otherwise be lowered draining your pool water and replacement chemical free water. Note, the dilution of pool water in general will dilute all concentrations, but both CH and CYA are not generally consumed by sun, wind or other pool activity as both CL & pH levels are.
I would suggest that each pool's water is situation specific, I am looking for general rules that follow basic chemistry principles. My goal is to build upon the basics faster and as a pool owner becomes more familiar and educated in testing and supporting their pools chemistries, the sooner the pool owner will become more savvy in the more advanced chemical relationships...I hope this makes sense to all.