Good morning all. After years of struggling with an off-line chlorinator and then a brand new in-line last year I give up on chlorinators. I’ve decided to devote the time our pool deserves.
Hi my name is Augie and I’m an alcoholic….I mean I’m guilty of neglecting my pool.
A couple weeks ago Leslie’s told us our CYA was very high, I think it was over 150. We had not changed water in several years so we drained and refilled the pool. I started looking at you tube videos and came across the BBB method and this forum. I ordered a TF-100 test kit that I received yesterday. Here are the results of my first tests.
FC 2 – CC 0.5 – PH 7.5 – TA 160 – CH 280 – CYA 0 – Water Temp 68 – 16,500 gal
This pool is in the high desert of so Cal, full sun. Right now there is a solar cover on the pool.
So here is my rookie assessment, based on my numbers I have to issues to work on high TA and low CYA. Using the forums Pool Math Calculator here’s what I think I should do:
Raise the CYA with 92 oz of solid stabilizer. Giving it about a week to come up to a target of 40.
Lower the TA to 7.2 by lowering the PH to 7.2 using 37 oz (volume) of dry muriatic acid. I can later raise the PH by up by aerating.
Any suggestions? Comments? Thanks for reading.