I'm trying to reduce my TA and CYA levels at the moment. I realise that without draining and refilling this may take some time. If I can do this gradually I would prefer it.
So I have been vacuuming every other day and refilling about 3 inches each time. This is controlling and reducing small existing algae problem.
PH 7.8 (now 7.2)
I added some acid tonight and PH now reads 7.2 I have my jets pointing up but they just make large ripples with few bubbles, is this enough aeration to help reduce TA and not increase PH too much ?
I was thinking of putting a hose in the jet somehow and have it like a small fountain to help this, I do this when filling but thats obviously not long enough, any thoughts ?
I am happy with the Ph readings, but am a bit worried that it is lower than I am reading it due to the high chlorine level. does a high CYA level help mask this in the test and give an accurate reading or does it only mask the good effects it has in the pool ?
My TF 100 arrived only last friday and I now feel like I have a good chance if I follow the rules and advice. How long can you maintain higher Chlorine levels and are there any bad longterm affects on my pool from doing this ? I have kept them at the present level since Friday and for the previous 3 weeks it had been a bit of guess work since I found TFP.
My first tests 5 days ago with the TF 100 showed
TA 210 -dropped 50
CYA 100 -no change, but maybe I need more practice with this test ?
any thoughts or advice would be welcome.
PS. My fill water reads a TA of 30 so am I thinking this should not be an issue