First of all I want to say What A Great Site. I am getting overwhelmed by all the info on the board.
We had our pool built 5 years ago and until middle of last summer it was nice and clear.
I have had nothing but problems this year, and spent hundreds and hundreds of $$ at the local pool store.
I am going to make the switch to bbb for the rest of the season because it sounds like you all have great success
(our pool is open from late May to early Sept in Central Oh)
Now for the downside. I just bought a 50 lb bucket of trichlor tabs 2 weeks ago and I really dont want to waste them.
What should I do?
I will be ordering a K-2006 in a few days but I had my water tested less than a week ago and here are my numbers
Fc-1.4 (I added 2 1/2 more gallons of 12.5% shock last night. OTO is alot darker yellow than the 5 mark still today)
T/A- 101 (the pool store told me to add 5.5 lbs of Balance Pak 100 and 3 lbs of balance Pak 200)
(I added 8 lbs of baking soda. this was before I found your calculator)
(I dont know exactly what ph is now because I have a cheap OTO/PH test vile and the colors are hard to read but it looks like 7.2)
Ch-371 (??? on the print out it says 371 Tot Hardness) (had me add 1 1/2 quarts of Scale inhibitor)
I cant wait for my new test kit to come...
my biggest question right now is What should I do.. wait for my kit to arrive before going back to the pool store? just try to keep up my FC level?
and I am confused on the CYA. I thought trichlor raised it alot.. (I am floating 4 3inch tabs and put 4 everyother day in my Hayward inline chloinator)
I actually put sabilizer in my skimmer to raise CYA more. Was that a mistake?
UGG.. I am just so frustrated..
I feel like I have had to be a chemist to understand all the info I get. and then my pool is still cloudy. I wouldnt mind all the $$ so much if the pool was clear.
I have just had numbers this year that were up down up down everytime I walk in the pool store
Help me Please.. Any Advice would be greatly appreciated.