Brand new pool (about a month old) - saline, 17,000gallons. With the new pool - we received 1 month's worth of pool service. The pool service outfit is of course pushing for a long term contract - we've told them that we're still thinking about it. Long story short - getting rashes and have determined that it is from going into the pool. After some research on the Internet - looks like chemical imbalance with the pool water ... one thing i have noticed with the pool service company is they routinely add chemicals to the pool but i haven't seen them actually perform a water test. So it looks like we have to take matters into our own hands. Just started reading the Pool School - a lot to digest initially and i will be ordering a test kit. In the meantime, i tried using the basic test that we got with the pool - a Poolmaster 5-way test kit.
My results were as follows:
Chlorine = 1.0
PH = 8.2
Acid Demand = 7 drops | requires roughly 2.5 qts of acid
Total Akalinity = 19 drops ~ 190ppm
Checking the equipment - the Salinity is reading 2.9~3.0 gpl.
I'm still trying to get up to speed but it looks like the biggest issue is the Ph is way too high? Any other tips/advice would be greatly appreciated.