I'm brand new here. I began looking to the simpler solutions to pool care, ie not through the pool store, and picked up what sounded like a good idea. I think I'd best check here and see if it is first.
I have (and it should be in the signature) a 24000 gal IG pool and use a cartridge filter. The water's clear and chemicals arent too bad. I'm still researching the site before bringing many questions. But I have one I want to bring quickly. Mainly because if I'm all wrong, I can still return the product. If this is the wrong forum for this, my apologies.
It was suggested that adding some salt to a pool would help prevent eye irritation and make the water "feel better." So I had picked up some water softener salt.
I just got a Taylor 2005K test kit but haven't finished reading the instructions yet.
My last (2 days ago) pool store water test gave numbers as follows:
Free chlor-4.0ppm (high & know. I just got off test strips and my last didn't read chlorine worth a darn I find out)
Total chlor 4.0ppm
combined chlor 0/0
alkalinity (w/stabilizer correction) 204ppm
CYA 20ppm This was much higher but I did water replacement to bring it down. I was still guaging by test strips until a couple days ago. It's a little low I know. Will some hocky pucks bring it back up? Btw, according to my new oto test kit shows the chlor still a bit high. It hasn't been dropping much. For the past couple weeks I have been using plain ole bleach.
One question specifically about the salt, assuming I want to go ahead with it, since the water 'hardness' is low, will 'softening' the water hurt anything?
I hope this is OK here and I haven't just stepped off the deep end?