Being a new pool owner, I'm still learning my way through the world of pool chemistry. Having listened to all of your advice and converted from test strips to liquid drop test kits (using the HTH version right now, but ordering my TF-100 today! ), I feel I'm getting a better handle on my pool's chemistry.
But now that I feel confident in the numbers I'm receiving, I'm not so sure I'm as confident with what to do about the numbers when they are low or high!! I've started using some of the different pool calculators (got one from my PB and downloaded the Pool Calculator to my iPhone that is touted on this forum), but would like yet a 3rd (or 4th or 5th) opinion from this forum.
If anyone cares to comment on any chemical adjustments I should make, my numbers are as follows:
FC - 1
TC - 1.5
TA - 80
pH - 7.2
TH - 200 (was 120, then 240 after pool store measured and had me add something to bring up hardness, now down to 200 after 1 week and 1 backwash)
CYA - 40 (I think - I'm still getting used to this disappearing dot test!!)
It seems I'm just about borderline minimum on some of these numbers and the pool calculators are telling me to add some stuff - what do you all think?