I started a thread: “Rookie Pool Owner needs some advice” on 20 July and kept going with it until 21 Aug. I kept doing what I thought I should do and I think things are going pretty well. I had a black algae problem that took about 3 tough weeks to clear up, no more a problem thanks to y’all!
I’ll give a brief explanation of my issues. Should I start a different thread for each, and where should I post them?
My current stats are:
I’ll add another quart of 31.45 MA to lower the pH and try to get the TA down. It seems I have to do that quite often. This is one of my minor issues.
A little side note: I tested my fill water using the TFP method and this is what I got a few weeks ago:
Which brings me to my 2nd minor issue: I had to add over 7,500 gallons of water over the past 30 days. We only got 0.2” of rain and it has been dry, humidity around 75% at dawn and down to as low as 25% some afternoons. Is it evaporation or do I have a leak?
My 3rd issue is: My pool is about 2 inches lower at the deep end than at the shallow end. Didn’t notice that until after we moved into the house. Not sure that it’s a big problem, but with the water loss that I mentioned, the skimmer at the shallow end is sucking air after 3 days and I have to add water again. Is there a reasonable way to fix that, or do I just have to deal with it?
My last issue is: I had a problem that I brought up in my previous thread about my 7 year old PureLink1400 cell. I replaced it, but couldn’t tell for sure if the new one was working correctly. I assume that it is since I have only had to add 2.25 gallons of bleach in mid-August to 6 September and have not added any since. The FC got down to 4.0 on 19 Sep but now is up to 8.0 without any bleach added. My SWG is set at 90% for 8 hours per day. Does that indicate the SWG is working?
Thank you for putting up with my long post and anticipate some good advice on what I should do from here.