Thanks to Trouble Free Pools since my last SLAM in July my pool has been crystal clear. As discussed multiple times on the forums as long as you keep up the proper levels and testing the TFP method works!! As we approach summer in TX I do have a few questions as I have recently been verifying my test results by having a pool store verify my testing results.
I have been using a combination of Trichlor pucks and liquid bleach to maintain FC levels. Usually add 2 pucks a week and try to maintain FC with liquid bleach. I know I should refrain from using any pucks....
My test results as of 4.15.16 are as follows:
FC - 6. Need to increase this to 7 as per pool school
CC - 0
CH - 275
TA - 100
PH - 7.8
CYA - 90
Pool Store Test Results:
FC - 5
CH - 224
TA - 90
Adjusted TA - 60. I am not quite sure how this varies from the above TA.
TDS - 700
CYA - 99
Phosphates - 300
Questions are as follows:
1) At what point should I be concerned about the 90+ CYA level. Is it time to drain and do a partial refill prior to the TX summer really starting??
2) TA @ 90 is low as per pool school. Should I attack this now by adding backing soda or worry about the CYA first and tackle that.
3) For the phosphates as I have read this should be left alone. Store is calling out for 5 capfuls of Pool Complete as part of weekly maintenance.
Visual of Pool - No signs of visible algae and the pool looks crystal clear when the sun is shinning. Have had a bunch of rain and overcast days lately.
Thanks in advance for the tips and advice.