Hello all, Trapper here in North Queensland. Purchased a house with a pool so first time I've had anything to do with one. It was a swamp when we took it over so had an expert clean it up and point me in the right direction. He has been good but having trouble getting the pH down. using about 2 litres of acid a week and doesn't seem to change- he checks every fortnight. The time has come for me to learn what I can so have been reading this site. At first couldn't keep the chlorine up so swapped the pure silk SWG which was probably 11 years old for a K Chlor. Pool looks good when still but a bit cloudy when i run the leaf rake across the bottom. Purchased a Clear Choice Labs test kit as this sites favoured one is very hard to find in Aus.
So I made an attempt at tests and got the following (bearing in mind I could have botched the readings )
PH 7.8 plus ( pool guy said 8.2 last test)
Temp 31 C.
Water is from a bore which I haven't had tested yet, but lots of calcium deposits at the taps and the dishes always look terrible
I'll be here asking lots of questions because pool guy is getting a bit expensive and although done a good job so far, I'm sure I can solve the problems myself with a bit of gained knowledge