Hi, we just had a fiberglass pool installed. I found this board and started reading it because our water was fluctuating wildly according to test strips and pool stores (this was in March and April--I learn!) I now have a Taylor K2005 test kit, a FAS/DPD test kit, and LaMotte borate test strips (testing is SO cool!).
CSI & LSI both balanced.
I want to add borax but my husband wants me to wait since things seem to be pretty good right now.
1. Our FC has been running pretty steady at about 3, but weíve upped it a bit because weíre have a celebration of the pool on Sunday. About 20 people, 4 of them children. Two of the kids are still in diapers. Reading on the boards it seems that with a heavy bather load you should increase the FC. Is 7 OK?
2. Our CYA is low for the recs on SWG pools, but we have a bunch of TriChlor for use in the winter when the SWG wonít run (we donít close for the winter). Iím afraid to add more stabilizer and end up to high. Will a level of 33 be a problem?
3. We seem to have trouble holding our pH. Iím hoping when we add the borax that will help, but I just donít know if maybe itís that we donít have our TA right. Suggestions?