Hi again, new to the website. Good advise by FPM & TNBandmom from my first post. Read and reread PS, applicable posts,used Pool Calculator & purchased a TF-100 test kit. This rookie still has a ways to go, so be gentle.
Resent History: Rid pool of all organic matter (leaves, pine needles, algae), after winter neglect. Pool is blue again after much vacuuming, filtering and a couple of shock treatments, although improved, cloudiness remains & white line present @ water level.
FC & TC 8ppm ( added one gal.10% sod hypo 12 hrs. prior to reading. Usually no chlorine present after 3 days).
pH 7.4 (added 1.5 gal. muriatic acid over a one week period. I've noticed my pH does tend to rise).
TA 190 ppm (wow)
CH 210 ppm May be too low? Normal range 250 ppm- 350 ppm according to Pool Wizard. Doesn't differentiate between vinyl and plaster
CYA In dispute, Pool store reading: 30 ppm. TF 100 reading: >10 ppm (can still see black dot when tube is completely full). Taken twice.
No other tests preformed.
I read that if TA is too high, it will cause pH to rise, chlorine will loose its efficiency as a disinfectant and water will become cloudy. Source: Pool Wizard. Should I build & install an aerator, following directions for lowering TA. Thanks for any help that may be provided. DPKing