Today I went to the pool store to get water tested and the results are as follows:
Water - looks clear to me. Little dirt in deep end. will vacuum in morning
TC - 2
TA - 105
Adj TA - 93
Tot..Hardness - 155
Water temp 85 degrees
SWG was running 8 hrs per day at 60%.
Pool store recommends:
Add 1.3 pints MA
Sprinkling 3.5 lbs CYA slowly through skimmer.
add algae inhibitor 32 oz initial dose
Increase SWG to 12 hrs per day and 80%
2 bags smart shock weekly directly to pool
5 oz backup algecide
My questions are:
Do you think algae inhibitor is necessary if I attain proper chlorination?
He recommends testing pool pH Daily with test strips - seems like you guys prefer reagent testing via kit. Can I alternate ? I have a kit that PB gave me that looks like regular DPD kit at Leslie's. Planning to wait until august for TF100.
Thanks for help. I'm trying to avoid my hubby hiring pool service- so we can save money!