Hi guys. This is my first post ever. My pool was completed in November (used chlorine tablets over the winter, and my SWG was never functioning because of the cold water). Once it started to warm up, I basically quit using the chlorine tablets, thinking my SWG would "kick in" - but now I know the chemistry has to be good for the SWG to work (it wasn't) - so my chlorine went down to virtually nothing, and I developed a green pool. I shocked, and it's now beautiful. I am currently testing daily, tweaking the SWG output (trying to reach my Chlorine goal). Throughout all of this, I realized I have a lot to learn, and I found TFP. I got my TF 100 today and tested for the first time this evening. My numbers are:
Problems I'm having:
1. My Ph is ALWAYS drifting up. It seems like I could add acid 3 times a week
2. My CYA reading has ALWAYS been around 70 - but this evening read 45.
I'm hesitant to add conditioner, because I've NEVER had a CYA reading this low (pool store OR with the kit the PB included). One (possible) variable, it DID rain heavily this evening (yes, I got the sample from a foot below the surface). What's your thoughts?