We bought a new home in June with an existing 15,000 gal. IG pool. Since this is my first pool, I decided to use a highly recommended local pool service to monitor my water chemistry. They come once a week and I never hear anything from them...I assume all is good?
We had them convert the pool to salt and they installed an Intellichor IC40. All is well and we've enjoyed clear and what seems to us as perfect water for the last 2 months.
Suddenly, we started getting a significant amount of calcium scale particles on the bottom of the pool. I called them to ask about it and was I told that they'll add chemicals to get rid of it.
I decided that it was time to get better informed on monitoring water chemistry myself. I found this site, read a lot and ended up ordering the TF-100 test kit.
I've used it twice so far and have consistently gotten the following results:
Several of these are out of recommended levels and would take significant amounts of chemicals and new water to correct...if I'm reading the Pool Calculator correctly.
I'm sure I'm a pool services worst nightmare....new pool owner with his own Test Kit!!!!....trouble!
Should I share these results with them or should I just ask for a status report of my water condition to see if they have concerns.
My plan all along was to use the service to get my water perfect and then I would continue on my own. It's so far out of whack that I'm not sure I want to tackle the fix myself or let them try first?
I would welcome any comments