... That I might actually have a clue!
New Pool Guy, been reading for a while, just want to make sure I haven't reached the "know just enough to be dangerous" stage....
Pool installed 10 days ago, CYA added shortly after, been balanced ever since. No real bather load yet (summer in Rochester runs from 7/1 till Thursday usually...)
FC hasn't varied much at all, haven't needed to add for 3-4 days now (cloudy, solar cover on). pH has bounced from 7.2 to current 7.8 (3lbs borax yesterday per pool calc).
Taylor 2006 results today...
CH 120 (ppm a non issue unless extreme with vinyl, correct?)
CYA 50 (overdid it a little....)
I keep testing, thinking I need to add chlorine, but tests usually land at 3.2-4.0. Bouncy pH has me worried, I think. I vary from "add acid" to "add borax".... Am I too focused on the specific 7.5 number?
Separate question.... Using HTH test strips also, I think I've "normalized" those results with the Taylor kit enough to use the strips more often, maybe doing a full Taylor test once a week or so. For example, FC on the strip is low until I hit 4.0 on the Taylor, than its right on. ph shows lower on strip across the spectrum, TA of 80 on the strip equates to 120 with the Taylor. Thought on this process, anyone have experience (good or bad) young this methodology. It's just plain a little easier on a daily basis!
Thanks alot... Been following along for a few months now, so thanks to all the experts out there! You got me where I am now, despite my kicking and screaming!