Hello, everyone! First time, long time.
My wife and I bought a house in South Florida last August. I commissioned the pool guy that handled the house we were renting prior to our purchase and he's been coming every Friday, since.
When we moved in, the pool appeared to have a small pile of sand down by the main drain. Our pool guy vacuumed it up and didn't think anything of it. The next week, I noticed the same thing. This time, I examined the sandy substance and it appeared to be grit from the pool finish. (Diamond Brite, I assume). I mentioned this to the guy and he said 'hrm, maybe the calcium is off' and he sprinkled some stuff in the pool and that was that. Needless to say, my faith in the pool guy was starting to wane.
I began reading here and purchased a Taylor K2006 test kit and it arrived yesterday. I checked my levels, and here's what I've got:
CYA 80-100 (I thought it was 100, but when I really looked, I could still see the black dot faintly, so I'm not 100% sure on this one)
Based on my reading here, I'd say my pH and CYA is WAY too high, and the FC is WAY too low. (caveat: we've had a LOT of rain this week and the pool guy comes on Friday -- test was Wed night) I'd guess that my CH has to be increased as well?
I have played with the pool calculator and it's very intuitive and makes sense, but I'm not sure which level to adjust first.
Needless to say, I think I'm getting rid of this guy at the end of the month. I've also been researching SWGs (as I'm a lazy guy) and they really seem like the way to go.
Thoughts? Comments? Flames?
Thanks in advance!