My first question on this site, but have been lurking for 3 years. I have (finally) come to the conclusion that TFP/BBB is the only way to go. But, that being said, before my ultimate conversion, at the beginning of this year, I bought a big tub of 3" trichlor tabs. Last week I received my Taylor K-2006 kit in the mail (it was like Christmas!) and did my first honest to goodness testing this morning. My results were this:
Here are my concerns and questions:
Still tend to lose FC faster than I think I should, but not really sure how fast or slow I should expect the loss to be. I am going to continue using the tabs until they are gone, because not only am I not concerned about CYA levels rising, I in fact would like to raise my CYA because the pool gets full, brutal sun all day. I realize that I will need to keep an eye on the CYA, but could that be why I am losing FC? The FC seems to stay somewhat level overnight, but can really drop during the day. In addition,I'm not sure how efficiently my in-line chlorinator is working, so may not be getting full effects of the tabs.
At this point, with TA level at 80, my pH tends to stay stable. I know the trichlor may start messing with pH, so will adding the borax also help with that, as well as getting the other benefits from the borates? And, will the acid in the tabs help compensate for the borates, as I see that people need to add acid after adding borates?
I'll probably have more questions as I get more information, but I'll start with these.
Thanks so much!