We just moved into a new house which has an IG pool (installed 2006). The water is nice and clear, but my wife has stated it has a funny taste.
I found this site before we closed on the house, as I wanted to be educated on the correct way to maintain a pool. I have read the pool school a number of times and have been browsing the forums every day.
I ordered the TF100 earlier this week and it arrived today. I performed each test twice to make sure my results are accurate.
pH = (more yellow than 6.8 on the color scale)
CYA = 90
FC = 10.5
CC = .5
CH = 180
TA = 0 (water turns pink when I add R-0008)
From what I've been reading in the forums, I should deal with the low pH first. I entered a pH of 6.6 in the pool calculator and it states I should Add 33 oz by weight or 29 oz by volume of washing soda or soda ash
or add 66 oz by weight or 64 oz by volume of borax.
Which should I use: washing soda or borax?.
The previous owner has been using 3" Trichlor tablets in the chlorine feeder and HTH Shock N Swim (Cal Hypo) every week. I am going to start using the BBB method as of today.
Thanks for such a great site!