Thanks to this awesome forum, I have been managing my pool for over a year now, following BBB method. Pool is nice and clean (even though couple of times, I have been negligent and allowed FC to go to zero). Hopefully, I will not let that happen again.
Anyhow, I had to go to Leslie's to buy a small part for my sweep, so I thought that I will let them test my water too..just to see how they compare
Their results were different than my results (as expected ) ), but one thing that I dont test and Leslie's guy threw me off-guard was TDS.
He looked at TDS result and asked me if I have been using liquid chlorine. When I said yes, he told me that my TDS level is 2000 (they say it should be below 2500), and that liquid chlorine has so much salt that it raises the TDS, and only way to bring it down is to drain and refill. Do I need to worry about TDS? If yes, what can I do to stop it from increasing further?
Also, lately, pH has been steadily going up..there is another thread where someone posted same issue, so I will keep an eye on that thread.
Test results from latest testing are:
FC: 3.5 ppm,
Nitrates: Absent (per Leslies)
CYA: Didn't test this last time.
Thanks in advance for your help guys!!