I have a new pool (filled the first of April). I've told my pool guy that I want to take over after lurking on this forum for a couple of month. I tested today with TF-100. Our main issue at this time is the bugs-backswimmers-that we find every morning in our pool. I've tried BioGuard Back up (recommended somewhere on this forum) and the pool guy used Bug-Out. They seemed to kill the bugs for a day or so but they keep coming back and we are scooping out a dozen or two every day. Any ideas?
I am also interested in adding borates to the pool, but wondering when I should do it. Should I wait till I have better handle of the water chemistry or just jump in? Are there any special considerations since this is a new pool?
Thanks-this forum is awesome!
Test Results (5/30/2010) (first time tester-hope I did it right)
My T/A seems high and pH a bit low. I am aerating now using the water feature. Any suggestions?