Good morning TFP,
We renovated our pool 3 summers ago. It is a 38k gallon gunite pool we renovated with Pebbletec, blue/tan tile and sand coping (which ended up being too light when dry, but just the perfect tone when wet). (how do i add pictures?)
I am attempting to takeover the daily/weekly maintenance and am in the midst of my 1st cycle of re-conditioning the water via a 'nationally known strip mall' brand that tests my water for 'free'. So yes, i have already overpaid for akalanity up and hardness plus, amd throw in a phosfree bottle as well.
Calcium hardness 160
2 days ago: 15 lbs aklanity up
Yday: 37 lbs hardness up
This am: 30oz phosfree, need to add another 30 oz in 24 hours than retest water on Monday.
So, a few questions. No i dont have a tester yet, but you make it clear which one to order, so I am on that. What is the most efficient chlorine from a price/works great combination? I LOVE the idea of utilizing the BBB method, just don't know enough yet to be there. For example, how do i replace either ultrabright or phosfree Pool perfect in this methodology?
And for the other newbies out there, use the checklists! If you don't know, do NOT proceed to the next step. This am, i added phosfree whoch was suppose to spike my filter pressure, it barely moved above 2lbs. Serious headscratcher pre-coffee. Hmmmm, what's this skimmer attached to my pump??? Whoa, holy packed!?! It took a good 5 minutes to clean, something i should have checked last week!!! So lesson learned. Check everything!
Goodluck and thx for your time.