Hi guys! Excellent BBS!
Just bought a house here in AZ with an in ground pool. I know the previous owner used pucks to chlorinate and was very hands off. My test results (using the tftestkit) came back with the following results:
FC 9, CC 0, TC 9, TA 160, pH 7.5, CH 680, CYA 120 or so, temp 50
I figured the CH of 680 was caused by being in AZ, and high CYA was caused by using the pucks. I see no algea growth yet, and the water looks good but as things warm up, I am guessing I'll have problems. Should I go with an RO service, so I'll be able to tackle both the CYA and CH problems at the same time? Or just drain and fill? Advantages/disadvantages? I'm a chemist in the real world, so feel free to go technical if you wish.