This is my first post here. I moved into a house less than a year ago and am now coming to grips with the pool.
So far so good. Clear, fun, ignorant until I had water analyzed by pool store.
I do have several inherited pool test kits including a larger one with something about Professional and 5 tests written on it.
So test come back:
FC - 0
TAC - 0
CH - 420
CYA - 120
TA - 110
pH - 8.0
Acid - 4
TDS - 1100
Pho - 200
I then began reading and searching for understanding. Thanks to this site and others I now have charts and guidelines to work from.
I ordered a pump and line as I realized I would need to remove at least a third of my water to bring things down.
(I did one drain and refil to skimmer but had little impact.)
While waiting and not knowing if I would have pump, etc by 4th holiday I dropped the PH to 7.6 and raised the FC to 14.
So I should be sanitized at least until I can drain and refill.
I have also bought boxes of 12% liquid chlorine realizing that I need to quit the easy tabs of Tri and Di stuff and only use it for maybe when I am away.
Anything else to add to my plan? I assume draining and refilling will address a lot of my issues to get the CYA and Pho and Calc down.
Then I will manage it better by using liquid Chlorine.
I may consider SWG if it would make my life easier but have no idea which would be best to install.