Test results from yesterday:
To get rid of the CYA alone, I need to replace 70% of the water. I don't even know how to drain it, not to mention the huge waste of water in a close-to-desert area. Is their a way use the water to power wash my deck or even the exterior of my house?
Since the TA and CH are also high, maybe Reverse Osmosis is a good option? Also, the tap water here is high CH for sure. So water replacement may not lower CH. We actually had a company re-tiled a section of our pool last December. They brought a pump and drained about 70% of the water in order to do their job. Yet 7 months later, CH and CYA are still so high. Now the CYA must come from the pucks our poor guys put in the floating thing every week. After reading pool school here, I will never do it again. But high CH is in my tap water. Is there anything to soften it before filling the pool?
I took in a lot of information this past 2 days since I came across this forum. I am excited to take over control of my pool but I am also a bit overwhelmed and do not know where to start. Any suggestions or references will be greatly appreciated.