I am new to pool care this year and I have a 10' X 30" intex metal frame pool, about 1200 gallons. I've had it up and running for about a week now and had some questions about my FC and Ph levels.
I've been testing the water everyday and my FC levels have been between 1.5-2.0 for the past 3 days and PH between 7.0-7.2. According to the poolcalculator.com I've added their recommendation worth of borax to get my Ph levels higher, but it doesn't seem to help. Last night was the 3rd night in a row I added borax to try to raise the Ph and it didn't see to have any affect from the previous two days I added it. Per the calculator I added 2.0 oz worth the past two days in front of the return on my filter trying to raise my Ph, any suggestions on what to do?
Does my FC level seem right or should that be raised as well? It stays consistent since I have 1-inch chlorine tablets floating in the pool all the time when not swimming.
I only run the filter about 1-3 hours daily, for that small of a pool I didn't think it needs to be run more than that but maybe it does?
Thanks for the help!