Hi all. Been reading the forums for about 2 weeks now and have decided to go BBB.
For years I've been using the pool store approach. I would open the pool on Memorial day. Everything would be fine until about the end of July. August was a loosing battle until I would close the pool on labor day. June through Aug. is about the extent of our swimming season.
I have the Taylor complete DPD test kit.
My first set of readings are:
FC - 3
TC - 5
PH - 7.2
TA - 120
CH - 130
CYA - 50
The water looks good. So what do I do now? Should I try to lower the TA and raise the PH? Once I have everything where it should be I want to add Borates to the water.
Also, with this test kit I have a hard time matching the colors for the chlorine. I always do multiple tests and then guess at the reading. Does anyone sell just the FAS-DPD chlorine test? I don't want to have to buy another test kit. All of the other tests are fine.