So I tested my water last night with my TFTestKit100 and here are the results:
A pool guy told me not to raise my CH because we get plenty hard water here and they are often draining pools in the area because pool water is too hard. Should I raise my CH or is it okay? If I do need to use it, CH increaser is NOT cheap. Can I get something at Home Depot, Walmart or something that will raise it but is much cheaper?
I put 4 lbs in a month or two ago and raised it from 25 to 50. Should I really put 7 more lbs in a sock in my skimmer to get it to 70? That seems like so much! Conditioner too, is so expensive!
I have tried lowering my PH to 7.0 but I can't ever get my TA lower than 100, it seems.
I am using an ozonator. Would this effect any of these things? I read on another post that using an ozonator will eat chlorine up faster. Anything else that it will do?
Any advise would be greatly appreciated. I am in southern CA, 92592. It's about 50 miles north is San Diego and 30 miles or so inland (as the crow flies). My pool is Stonescapes and I'm thinking it's about 24k gallons. Thanks.