Hey, y'all. Beautiful day in Orlando. About 70 just now and NO HUMIDITY - those rare days we LIVE for!
So, ran my first series of tests, twice to make sure:
CL - .5
Ph - 8.2 - off the chart
FC - 2.0
CC - 0
CH - 400ppm
TA - 240ppm
CYA - 30
So, for a 30 year old marcite pool, 16000 gal (with the original marcite, no less - refinishing in the near future), PoolMath is telling me I need to add chlorine, acid and dump 13% of my pool water to bring down CH.
Water is clear, DE filter stripped down and recharged 2 weeks ago. Pool has an annoying habit of algae growth if it isn't groomed every 4-5 days. Greenish - walls. I put this down to chemistry and the roughness of the old marcite although it's in reasonably good shape for 30 YO.
Appreciate any comments from you veteran TFP users out there!
Thanks so much - love my kit. Got tired of the lackadaisical testing at local B&M store. Told me I needed to add 5 lbs of CYA a couple weeks ago - didn't sound right so I didn't do it. Apparently, I don't need to!