Long story short, put in a pool knowing absolutely nothing but had a great pool store a couple miles away and had zero issues until they closed. Two years of dealing with other pool stores has landed me in multiple problem areas.
The biggest was they switched me to tablets for chlorine insisting I had been over paying and had me dumping in stabilizer. Last year my chlorine consumption was through the roof, since finding this site I now know why. My cya is off the chart.
I've ordered a tf test kit 100 and tried to pick up a generic 6way from walmart but all they had were strips so I'm dealing with those until my kit gets
here so unfortunately I have no real numbers to share with you.
I've been exchanging fresh water into the pool to get my cya down but in doing so I've now added even more calcium from our well water which obviously was already high because my second issue is scaling that started this year.
My big question is do I just need to keep my pH and TA at the lowest end of suggested numbers to correct the calcium issue or is there something I'm missing?
We are very rural, reverse osmosis isn't a choice I've already checked. I'm am hour from a competent pool store to even get real numbers and they'll just tell me Ineed to buy chlorine tablets, stabalizer and algacide because that seems to be they're answer for everything lol!!