This W-Otter Woman is all new, to pool.
We set up over July 4th , 2016 weekend and the w-otter life has been wonderful. Iíve been using the flippin frogger, which was super-fast and easy and got me in the water a.s.a.p. As the frogger depletes, I will switch to TFP method.
Iíve added salt and baking soda.
- FC = 1.5
- TC = 1.5
- Salt is around 1600
- TA is now at 90
- Ph has risen and is probably 7.8
- Temp around 72
Bees have found my pool and now we fight for pool time. Itís a bit scary in the water, when theyíre at all four corners. My thought is to add Borate (borax and M. acid), in hopes that the buggers will find the water distasteful. I donít have the test strips for this.
I am hesitant to start all of the additions. I should probably get the bleach in the pool, before FC drops any further.
Is adding bleach OK, even though I donít have CYA?
Is the order/timing of additions critical? Here is what Iím thinkingÖ
- M. Acid (to get Ph down) I believe I need to add this, and let the acid circulate and retest? Wait overnight? Y/N?
- Add Borax & M. Acid Ė amounts prescribed in Pool Math - I do not have test strips
If my level of borate isnít perfect, but the bees stay away, Iím happy. Would low levels of borate do more harm than good?
Thank you for any guidance.