...from researching the board, but I want to get verification from the experts. Here are results from my TFTkit a couple of days ago:
CH= 750 (holy mother of god. and I tested it twice to make sure)
From reading posts, I'm pretty sure it's a combination of the unbelievably high CH and TA. I've been putting acid in it religiously for the past few weeks to get the pH down (and subsequently, TA) but it's not working. TA has been in the 120-130 range since mid-May.
The water looks great, except for the flakes which are coming out of the returns when the SWG reverses. I had a local company repair my IC40 through the warranty and the guy (who was really helpful) mentioned something called Metal-Out which can help with the calcium, but not enough to get it down to respectable levels. He also mentioned replacing water by sticking my hose in it for 24 hours and letting water drain. Is this advisable, and how long would it take to replace the needed amount?
I'm thinking about getting it drained/refilled, is that what you all would recommend? Although my kids use the pool every day, they're not splashing out as much as I need them to. My fill water has a CH of about 120. How much does something like that cost in the Houston area?
Thanks in advance.