Tried to post, lost it somehow will repeat.
Bought this house January 2009, never had a pool before, husband divorced me, but have a great house now with this pool in this buyers market. Ha Ha!
Bought TF 100 kit. My results on 6/11/09
Ph 7.5 (not real confidant on this test)
Pool store results on 6/9/09
TA (w/stabilizer correction) 125
For the past two days I added approximately 4 cups bleach per day.
Question #1 On the TF100 Chlorine test I tested for the first time without the filter running and got 1.5 CC. I added 3 drops to make the water clear. Do you count the third drop when the water cleared or only count two. I feel the second test results above are more accurate since the filter was running, CC was 0.
Question#2 I replaced my pressure guage on my filter because the first was not reading anything. After backwashing and rinsing the pressure remained at 22 psi. Is this normal?
Question #3 My TA reading is 160 with the TF100. The pool store read it at 125 with stabilizer correction. Should I leave this alone or adjust according to the pool calculator (to reduce TA reduce ph to 7.2 with acid then aerate to raise ph or baking soda). I hate to mess with my water anymore, the water is clear, but I do not want to ruin my new heater, (home warranty paid for half of this, thank you home warranty!) What is this "stabilizer correction" from the pool store? If I adjust it what should I adjust it to?