First post here, and already looking for help
I've had trouble with my pool ever since we moved in five years ago, for the first few years I took samples to the pool store regularly, and put in whatever they told me too. Cost lots of money, and I never had a clean pool.
Last year I gave up on the store, and put three floaties in loaded with trichlor tabs, much better than the pool store method, but still never got sparkling clear, always kinda cloudy.
So, now I just bought the TF-100 kit and am trying to analyze my results.
Looks to me like I might have been building up calcium over the years, causing the cloudiness, but I'd like that confimed.
Also, I have no idea what type of pool I have. It's IG (no doubt about that ) but vinyl/plaster/concrete???
I attached a crappy photo. It's got a blue plastic/vinyl strip around the top, then has white plastic "panels" covering the sided (looks like raised panel doors), the bottom appears to be blue painted concrete as far as I can tell. Not sure what to call this odd mixture in the pool calculator, so I went with Plaster for the moment.
My test results are:
FC - 2
CC - 1
TC - 3
pH - 6.8
T/A - 70
CH - 600
CYA - 70
Temp - 53F - lovely Ohio weather right there...
What I'm getting from this is that I need to drain and replace 57% of my water, some 18,000 gallons in my 32,000 gal pool.
Probably not worth fixing anything else before this, as it's gonna go right down the drain anyways, right?
Just looking for some confirmation before I start dumping water, I have never dropped the water more than an inch or two below the skimmer before, gonna look a little weird. Might have to pay for some fill water, that'll take a while from the garden hose!
Thanks for any help,
EDIT: I'm out in the country with my own well, definitely some hard water here, I notice lots of iron stains on the bathroom fixtures, etc.