Ok, so what an eye opener! Shame on me for just going with the pool store all this time...now I know why they just went out of business. Thanks to everyone here as I have learned a ton.
So I have massive amounts of scale that I need to take on. Before going out of business "they" reccommended I put in 2 bottles of acid and united chemical pool stain treat sequestrant and chelator so i understand why some levels are off. I was also told to leave my filter off until the scale goes away.....I don't have a heater so I don't know about that. It just sounded fishy to me so when nothing worked that's when i decided to get really involved and found this place
PH below 7.0 not sure how low
TA ? it started red so I didn't go further to get to green -red I assume very low
CH 150 I would think that is wrong as I have so much scale
I understand scale is a long hard battle.
So I am thinking my first order of business is a drain on account of the high CYA correct?
would I then put everything in balance? or do I need to keep it out of balance for the scale?