Hello folks, I got the test kit real fast, got some results
My pool is 24k gallons, plaster, in ground, de filter, Polaris robot, run the filter for 12 hrs daily, located in northern new jersey. I am using Biogard products but will be switching over to bbb.
I've got no issues with the pool water or anything. I have some issue with some etching in the plaster that I think just recently formed (random spots around the pool) the pool is 4-5 yrs old, I was told(I bought the house in sept last year) so this might be a normal thing - unless you experts disagree. I am still wondering if that etching is reversible in any way? My gut tells me not but I am a pessimist mostly so pls let me know your 2 cents with respect to etching on plaster.
Back to my first test: Based on the above, my TA at is high and based on pool school, it is somewhat difficult to bring it down. So I am afraid to do anything just yet.
Questions if I may
1. Is it ok to leave the ta alone or it must be lowered? How would you start given that a I am a complete newbie? It seems to me it is much easier to increase than decrease!
2. Is it ok to switch to the chlorine from the bbb method (ie buy liquid at Walmart) first while continuing to use Biogard algaecide and poly sheen? Or do I just stop using Biogard and simply just rely on liquid chlorine, period? So nothing supplemental is needed for algae and water clarity?
3. Simple question - where to discard the liquids from the test tubes? Is it ok to drop them in the pool? I don't want to do that on the ground as it might burn grass or stain stone.