Some advice would be great!
These are current levels:
PH=7.5 or higher
We live in a desert conservation environment so frequently draining and refilling the water is not really an option - are there alternative ways to get these levels in line?
The levels have never been on target but were much closer last summer. However the CC is almost always 0 or .5, CH is usually 500 or higher, but seems way too high now and CYA is really high too.
Our local water is extremely hard and very poor quality. The pool is surrounded by large pine trees, eucalyptus and palm trees (neighbors) that dump a tremendous amount of leaves, pine needles, etc. so we are constantly pulling buckets of organic material out. Last week we had bark from the pine trees covering the bottom of the pool (this is our 3rd summer here - but first time we had bark.)
We often get light brown spots from the leaves on the bottom of the pool but they come right off, however tonight we noticed 3-4 large spots that will not scrub off. They definitely look different than what we usually see. We do not have a heater and since the weather is still cool the water is currently only 65 degrees.
With so many of these levels way out of range I'm not sure what to do first. Any suggestions?