So I was thinking back to the time before I found this site. Back then I foolishly decided to use Aqua Chem's "Dip Click and Swim" adviser once or twice before I saw the light. It allows you to enter the current test strip readings and advises you what you need to buy and add to get your water "balanced."
I've come a long way since then. For fun I've entered readings from left over test strips using a sample from an already perfectly balanced pool. Not surprisingly it conveniently created a shopping list and recommended several products to add.
Now I realize this tool is useless for maintaining proper water balance and great for making Aqua Chem money, but it did get me thinking.
I realize the Pool Calculator is indispensable for finding out the proper amounts of chemicals to add to reach user defined goals. It would be nice to have a simple tool to advise pool owners how to maintain TFP recommended water balance with similar step-by-step simplicity.
What I would like to get started on is creating a tool that will allow a user to plug in the TF-100 or K-2006 test results and get instructions on what to add first, how long to wait, what to add next, etc., all based on TFP's recommended levels and methods of adjustment.
The AquaChem site recommends adjusting levels in this order: CYA, TA, pH, CH, FC.
As a starting point in developing a similar step-by-step adviser, what would be TFP's recommended order of adjustment?