So bought a a house with a pool have remodeled the house and tried to keep the pool hangin in there using my basic knowledge of pool chemistry. now that we are moved in I am trying to get a better understanding and handle on things.
I am a nursing student so i have taken and aced Chem 1,2 and organic. so I understand how a lot of this works but could use some help in implementing my knowledge
Problem A is a giant pine tree overhaging the pool dumping pounds of organics in every day making my life suck.(happily it's coming down next week.) I assume i have an algae bloom or there is TONS of pollen everywhere all over everything.
Problem B, 2 days ago noticed the water was milky looking has been crystal clear.
TEst kit pentair model 78 Taylor 2006 test kit on order
Acid deman didnt check due to low Ph
Cant test for anything else with this kit
I have turned on of the jets so the water is splashing to try and raise the PH
I added a full container of this Sodium Hypo from pool store ( I assume 2.5g) clerk said one container would raise pool from 0-4ppm FC.
To raise my TA I was goig to add 27/lbs of NaCO3Baking soda this should bring me from my 10ppm to 100ppm. (this needs to be don in steps right?) this should also rasise my ph but by what factor?
I vacuum everyday and empty the skimmer 2-3 times a week.
C. Does the Cl im buying from pench a penny come with stabilizer?or do I need to be adding something else with it?
I am interested in adding Br2 after some research it looks like this will enhance the affect of the FC while making the water less irritating and harsh on our skin and clothes.
Thanks for the advise and help.