I am a new pool owner as many of the new subscribers on this forum. Our pool went in service at the end of February 2016. As many I was going to Leslie’s weekly and each time I left I was spending $100.00 or more for chemicals they said that I needed. I ended up and purchased a Pool Master Premier Deluxe 5-Way test kit and all seemed well for the Chlorine, pH, Alkalinity and Acid demand tests that I had been performing. Then I came across this site and everyone says the Taylor K-2006C is a good kit. Well I received the kit today and performed tests with this kit. Can some of the pros look at this and tell me what it all means and how the pool is looks. As everyone else I want a healthy pool.
FC – 6
CC - .2 (Comparator was light pink when I added 5 drops of R-0003)
pH – 7.8 (2 drops of R-0005 to drop to 7.4)
TA – 120
CH – 220 (When I added 5 drops of R-0011L it turned light pink not red)
CYA – 60
Pool is 30k gallons and has a Pentair IC40 SWG.
Based on the figures above does the pool look good or will it need to assistance? I know I will need to add some acid to lower my pH to 7.4 but what else do I need to do if anything.
Thanks you all for your comments!