Just moved to Fort Worth Texas from Ohio last week and inherited a pool in our new house.
Pool is gunite, 15000 gallons, SWG, Jandy 1400, with a heater. Pool was built in 2006.
When we moved in there was some green algae in there and looked pretty rough. I called a local company rated on Angie's list to come and do an initial cleaning, since I don't have any prior experience with pools. In the meantime, I had ordered the TF100 kit.
Our original readings from their visit (on 4/28) was:
pH 8.0 FC 0 TA 130 CH 275
The cleaner put in a gallon of Muriatic acid, algicide, and a bunch of chlorine. The pool cleared within 6 hours. The guy offered me a plan to do the chemicals and cleaning, but I'd like to try to do the routine maintenance myself. I might have them do a full diagnostic of the system to see if anything needs to be replaced, as I suspect the previous owner wasn't aggressive in their care.
Since I've received the TF100 kit, I've accumulated the following data
4/29 pH 7.2 FC 16 CC 1 TA 140 CYA 55
4/30 pH 7.1 FC 13 CC 1 TA 110
5/1 pH 7.2 FC 11 CC 1 TA 90 CYA 60
5/2 pH 7.2 FC 8 CC 1 TA 100
Just want to know if my pool is heading in the right direction.
I'll be reading through the pool school posts (again) and trying to understand more, but any help would be greatly appreciated! Particularly wondering if my pH will go up a little on its own as the FC drops, or if I need to add to get it up a little.
Thanks in advance!