I've been reading more about the different factors making up pool chemistry, and would appreciate some help with the questions below:
- The definition of ppm is Parts-Per-Million. Millions of what? Water? Or is that just a notion of quantifying the percent of a certain chemical in the entire pool? (however being so small it's easier as ppm?)
- Somewhere I read that it's not enough to just maintain a certain level of FC, and that it's also important to keep a 5-7% balance of FC to CYA. Why is that? What will happen if I have higher levels of CYA?
- Continuing from the question above, should I go by target FC and then adjust CYA accordingly, or the other way around is better? (and why? )
- So I've read that TA helps in balancing pH movement, how does it work exactly? Hypothetically, let's say I am happy being a slave to my pool and I'm happy adjusting pH three times a day (again, hypothetically!), is it important still to keep the right level of TA or does it become meaningless then?
- If I were to add bleach to the pool as a replacement for liquid chlorine, and assuming it has a concentration of say 6%, what is the other 94%?
- One more question I just thought of, it said somewhere in one of the other posts that during a SLAM more than normal FC is lost, why is SLAM different in that sense?
I hope that's not too much to ask, and thanks in advance!