Hi, I have read a lot of the pool school and I am going to have a lot of questions! Our pool was finished 13 months ago, up until this month things have gone fairly easy. The water looks great, but it is stinging the kids eyes. I have a test from my pool builders store from Friday, I am getting another today but these were the numbers.
Free Chlorine 0 ( they keep saying I have phosphates, I treated that before I started reading this site. I was told you can't hold chlorine with phosphates. I have since shocked the pool and turned up my chlorinator and its seems to be holding fine.)
Total Alk 172
Adjusted Total Alk 127
Total Hardness 247
Nothing on the printout about Calcium, is that in the total Hardness? Also, now that I understand CYA isn't this extremely high, they haven't said anything to me about it. I am using acid to lower the ph slowly so that my alk does not fall to low, I have already been down that road. I know this is a lot, but I appreciate any helpful input.