Hello everyone. I'm new around here having just recently given in and sold my condo in the city for a big fancy house in the burbs with a pool.
Pool specs are (need to set my sig sorry) ~36.5K gallons IG gunnite with cartridge filter.
Well to no great surprise, the previous owner did all the maintenance himself. That's resulted in me buying a brand new filter (both he had were garbage) and some new temp sensors and other misc equipment. Then for the water his efforts seemingly consisted of nothing but trichlor pucks, dichlor shocks before parties, and soda ash to keep the PH up. Consequently the CYA (and TA) is ridiculous. I estimate it to be as high as 450 or even more...I haven't yet managed to dilute the water enough to ever actually get a reading.
Does anyone know a company in the Chicago area that does RO for pools? That seems to be my only way out of this mess. Otherwise I may just wait until next spring and have water trucked in for a massive replacement. I mean it almost seems ridiculous how messed up this thing is for it to be crystal clear and looking like everything is hunky dorey.