Hello, and thank you for letting me participate in your forum.
I have been scouring and learning as much as I can; but ran into a stumbling point.
This site has been an awesome resource.
I am very grateful for all the information being shared.
I am a new first time pool owner as of June 2010.
I recently learned the "too much CYA lesson" the hard way with a mustard algae bloom after a sustained hard rain.
At this point I realized, sadly, that relying on the pool stores to do my testing and was not an option for me.
I have the "trouble free test kit" TF-100 and have the following results.
Water is crystal clear with no visible signs of algae anymore.
TC 30 - Is this right?
1) CH test - 'fading endpoint'
Please help me determine how to get a result for the CH test.
I tried the conventional per instructions.
I tried adding two drops of R-0012 prior to adding R-0011 per TF-100.
I tried adding 5 drops of R-0012 first per http://www.taylortechnologies.com/Chemi ... ntentID=70
I was not able to get a result after 60 drops over 4 tests.
I figure I should quit and ask before I ran out of drops.
Previous pool store tests show 450ppm but I am weary of there results.
Why Is the 20 drop bottle of R-0010 so small?
Is there a way to test for the metals? If so, Is there a way to remove them?
2) CH treatment
Since I cannot remove (can i?) CH (I have well water) is there anything I should be concerned with?
If so what and how.
Please help me determine my target TA based on my high CYA.
Should it be 130; 130-CYA/3=100?
I am going to try and wait out the CYA over the "winter" here in Melbourne Florida.
Draining does not seems practical for me
I have not been able to find a "mobile reverse osmosis plant" nearby.
Any pointers will be appreciated.
I have quite the tri-chlor tabs cold turkey for now.
I have a big ol' bucket-o-tabs $$$ the pool store 'sold' me.
At what point is it safe for my children to enter the water?
I recently shocked based on the pool calculator recommendation for CYA of 80ppm and It has not been sunny the last few days
Thank you again.