I tried to read the forum to find out if there is a correct procedure to follow when balancing the water.
I didn't really find what I was looking for. Is their information on this somewhere I missed ?
It seems I should adjust the ph first and then chlorine ? But I thought I would ask here first.
Also, I just did a partial water drain more then half on this fiberglass pool to get my CYA levels down they were 150,
I was surprised it only dropped to 100 .
Now I want to have the water balanced and then in a few months I will do another partial drain.
I want to lower the TA because I do have scaling issues which I will deal with at a later time.
I have read pool school on lowering the TA and aeration, my pool has a spill over from the spa to help with the aeration .
I am just not sure weather to bump the chlorine up or shock the pool first with this new water or adjust the ph first . Is there a proper order to follow ? I am in California and we have pretty warm weather here I didn't want to start an algae problem. Today is another day in the 90s and I am sure the chlorine will burn off fast .
My test readings are
Free C.= 1.4
C,C - 0.04
PH. - 7.7
TA - 170
6000 gal fiber glass pool with spa spill over , ( Was using the Frog automatic chlorinator ) until I found this site.