Funny how I can give basic advice to everyone, but then second guess myself on my own pool
Current test results:
TA 100 (want to lower)
CH 130 (likely need to raise)
Salt 600 (want to raise)
Replaced a bunch of water a month ago to lower CH. Now it is "too low", but based on a previous post I created I have been just keeping the pH a little higher so the CSI stayed reasonable. All is well.
Finally intending to buy the SWG controller in the next few weeks. And now I am not sure what to do first.
I would like to get TA down to counter the SWG pH rise. But, thought I could use the SWG to help drive the pH up.
But, if I just added salt now to 3200, CSI would drop to -0.56
Then if I worked the TA down to 70 with a pH of 7.5 the CSI would be -0.75 ... oops
I suppose I could raise the CH (even though I know it will be going up due to evap) to 300ppm and then be back to CSI or -0.39
Anyone have thoughts on what to do first?
Seems like CH addition first would prevent my CSI getting too low either while lower TA or adding salt, but just seems "off" to me to intentionally raise it.
Can I effectively lower the TA if I only am driving the pH down to 7.5? Or maybe I should just let the TA drop slowly by maintaining the pH ... and possibly add CH in the future if it starts to get too low.