Good day to all,
I have been reading a lot on this forum last year but I have just become a member. We have an above ground pool, oval in shape, and regular standard equipment apart for our wood-burning pool heat. We have just purchase a Nirvana Heat pump because the wood burning heater works well as long as you are there to feed it wood, which is not always the case.
Last year, I was using the little paper bands our pool store sold us to test our water. Last winter, I have order the TF-100 testing kit. We are almost finished using all the chemicals that our pool store managed to convince us to buy. No more, I am ready to embrace the Trouble Free Pool philosophy!
Winter is finished, trees are starting to bloom. But we might get some snow overnight! That is the very definition of the weather in Quebec. This being said we want to open the pool! This morning, as my husband is bringing all the equipment back to its summer location, I was cleaning debris from the pool. I have just use the K-100 to determine the PH level: slightly below 6.8 and the chlorine obviously is 0. Now, I know I should start by bringing the PH higher before slamming. Should I use the complete TF-100 at this point to get a complete picture? Should I wait for the PH to be within optimal range before doing a more complete water test? Do I vacuum before trying to raise the PH?
Any starter's pointers would be welcome, I am a bit lost on the sequence of things.