Thankfully this place exists!
So new to pool ownership, took some samples into a local shop (it was getting green & some slight algae growth) - added some chlorine & salt.
Then acid & buffer.
Things have been going well - of course I got a hunch about the local pool shops after taking in a perfect 7.6PH sample & got told it was 8.1 & I needed lots of acid & buffer (which they could easily supply).
Just got a Taylor K1006 (think that was the number - the recommended one on here anyway!) & did everything.
My FC has been >3 (previous kit didnt read past that) so i've had the SWG off trying to drop it - 2 days straight.
Salt - 5,800ppm
PH - 7.7 (keeps wanting to hover around 7.8)
FC - 1.2ppm (as above, was dropping this)
CC - 0.5ppm (probably less, 1 drop turned the sample - could require 1/2 drop etc)
CYA - 80ppm
TA - 110ppm
CH - 140
- Concrete with pebbles (referred to as "plaster" I think?)
- SWG, watermaid EZ300 I think (Aussie thing)
- In Sydney Australia (i.e. its sunny & not 3ft of ice at the moment)
- Its between 2 houses, so only gets the middle of the day direct sunlight, 10am-4pm
I've done the reading/research & i'm just after a confirmation of what i'm thinking...
- Get the FC back up to where it needs to be ASAP (as per recommendations here) FC = 4
- Get the CH up where it needs to be ASAP (as per recommendations here) CH = 300
- see how its all sitting after that & then *maybe* tackle lowering the TA
I'm not too worried about a 7.8PH, and would just want to get all levels in their windows & then start to learn where my pool wants to sit.
leave TA & re-***** after levels are OK for a while?