This is my first post,so ,please bear with me.
I recently rebuilt the pool/fishpond at my new house in South Eastern PA.
It is a 48,000 gal 40 year old Sylvan that had popped probably 20 years ago.
In it were 400 fish,500 lbs of aquatic plants,snakes,frogs,snapping turtles and 3,000 gal of muck too thick to pump.
The concrete deck was ripped up,all plumbing broken or missing and a bit tilted.
The pool is 9 inches higher in one corner. It's a 34'/34'/34' triangle
With the phone help of John Galchus from poolcenter.com I spent the most agonizing summer of my life rebuilding it.
present readings from my K-2006 test kit are
CC no reading
The only pool store in the area that knew about SWGs also sells Mineral Springs Biogard(remember I am new to all this).
I was on their very expensive program all last year,the pool never had a cloudy day and my girlfriend's/wife's skin rash that happens every summer cleared up completely. Was that from the salt water,or, the magic minerals?
In reading in pool school about SWGs I find CH levels for all types of pools except Epoxy painted. I could not plaster because
the tilt of the pool would have meant several rows of tiles.What is the proper CH for epoxy?
I am presently trying to lower my TA by angling my returns upward to break the surface of the water as described in pool school. Is this the correct thing to do?
The pool is presently clean and sparkling,any advise from you kind people would be much appreciated.