Ive been having a blast using TFP forums, pool school, and pool math for the past 4 months to maintain our very old but newly replastered pool. I want to add Borates can you help me determine if the water chemistry is ready? I test and make adjustments daily. Todays results are:
Water temp: 89
FC: 5.5 (chlorine target is 6 ppm; I adjust for 1-1.5 ppm loss daily)
pH: 7.6 (using about 19 oz of muriatic acid every other day to maintain 7.67.8)
TA: 80 (using 3 lbs baking soda every 7-10 days to maintain 70-80)
CYA: 40-50 (still struggle with this test, so I use CYA 50 for targeting the FC)
My biggest question is whether the pH is considered stable, since I still have to add muriatic acid every other day.
Next question is whether I should still be fiddling with the TA, or just let it find its own sweet spot.
And, is it ready for borates?
Thanks very much!