I recently moved into a new home that has an in-ground pool. This pool was a big selling point (especially for my GF), as it it is a really nice pool, that had just been re-surfaced. The water is crystal clear and I hope to be able to keep it that way without hiring a weekly service.
After reading around on this site, i ordered the TF-100 test kit and SpeedStir that everyone seems to recommend. I just received it today, and would like to know if these results seem right. It is an in-ground plaster pool that I estimate to be about 13,500 gallons. I'm not sure of the pool pump or filter brand, but it is a cartridge filter. The water is still very clear.
This is what I got:
Combined Chlorine (CC): 0 to .5
Total Alkalinity: 70
Calcium Hardness: 525
I got the CSI using the "Pool Math" page. The Total Alkalinity was at 60 a couple days ago (Using a different test kit). I have been adding 1 pound of Baking Soda each day, and it appears to be slowly going up.
The Calcium and Chlorine seem high to me, which I find strange because we had a ton of rain earlier this week. In fact, the water level is still about 3-4 inches higher than last week.
Do these numbers seem right? Should I be concerned about anything?