coming up on 2nd season, first was great, water looks fantastic, everything is cool till I go to Leslie's and they tell me it's not,
most of my numbers from them are ok, i'm focused on Calcium hardness because the only way to change it is to drain the pool and this will obv put all other numbers up for grabs.
range is 200-400ppm, I was at 788, I drained 4 or so inches of 4 or so times and got it down to 630.
I've owned the home since Feb 2012, little over a year.
Being told to drain and refill every 2-3 years, since I have no idea when or if it was drained last (home was built in 2004, no idea when pool was put in, salt cell has date of 09/09, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything), I'm considering.
the concept of getting a baseline makes some sense to me. the water is hard in AZ coming out of the tap, they are saying it comes out at 200ppm, researched some city sites and that correlates.
I believe low calcium isn't ideal either.
drain and refill??
(first post, take it easy on me? , I'll work on sig, but salt water play pool with pebble tec, water fall, sand filter, in floor cleaning system, I admittedly haven't read much on the forum yet, enough to know I have no POP and that I should probably get my own test kit)