To start off with we have a 25K inground/indoor vinyl pool. We keep part of the roof open because of the heat. The pool does get UV rays.
This year we decided to go with Mineral Springs SWG (Aqua Rite) We have had more problems keeping chlorine levels in our pool and water been cloudy 50% of the time. I know where the problem came from. The pool shop where I was going was just selling me expensive chemicals. So I have been on my own with the help of this web site and the pool forum. Thought I had all of my problems solved. Well guess not. Last week my cell inspect light was blinking so I went to clean it and it was fine. Since then my Chlorine levels went from 1.8 to .4 FC. I am thinking my cell is toast. I am headed to the pool place where I bought ASAP.
Rest of the levels
775 Calcium hardness
50 ish CA
Sand filter with Zeobrite
Am I right I need to do something about the Calcium. My well has hard water and so does the city. I called the plumber to plumb my water fill for the pool back to my Water softner. Hopefully that will happen soon. I was thinking about draining half the pool and then refilling with the softwater. Oh my PH was 7.4 the other day before I added muriatic acid. Do I need to get my TA down to 80? Last question do I still need to shock the pool every once in a while if so what should I use so? Over all the pool does not get extensive use. Pool Temp 86-90 PLEASE HELP