Help! I've got sticky water!
Here's the background:
For the last year or so I've been having an issue with keeping my ph under control. I've let it stay too high and haven't added enough acid. Not so terribly surprising I now have a bad calcium ring around the pool at the water level. I've been working on cleaning it and its much better now (although still very very noticeable, unfortunately). So, I resolved that I'm going to keep my PH under control and try to keep my CSI low. Towards this goal I decided that it was about time for me to try adding borates.
So last weekend I added 12 boxes of borax and 6 gallons of 14% acid. The ph came out a bit high (not surprising) so I added another gallon of 14% acid and I'm now to a place where my numbers look pretty decent:
FC 9.5 (I really need to turn that down a bit)
CC < 0.5
Yes my CYA is a bit low and my FC is a bit high. Easy to fix. Here's the thing that's really troubling me, though, and I have no idea what is going on: My water is sticky! My wife and I got in the hot tub last night to enjoy our crystal clear water and the texture on our skin was totally gross. We ended up getting out and taking showers to get the sticky feeling off our skin. What is going on?!?
Thanks in advance!
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I should mention borate test came back at 50ppm (+- 20 ppm, given the accuracy of those strips)