Hi y'all! We recently purchased a house (in the Fort Worth, Texas area) that has a pool that has been serviced by a pool company. As a "courtesy", they continued to service it through the end of September. Since then I've been trying to educate myself on the BBB method so I can get up to speed and take over. I've been taking my samples every day using the TF 100 test kit and they are as follows:
CYA: ~130 (not sure how accurate this number is since it's over 100-I plan to do another test using the dilution method to see if I can get a better idea of exactly where that number is)
From what I've read, for a CYA level that high, I need to target a FC level of 16. So that's what I've been doing. The pH started at about 8.2. My original plan was to leave it like it is and drain it in the spring. But with the CH level so high I'm worried about scaling.
So would y'all suggest I go ahead with the draining now in order to get all these out of control numbers back in range? Or would I be okay just keeping the FC and pH levels in check over the winter (even though the TA and CH are so high) and dealing with it by draining in the spring?