Hello there, I just purchased a house ~ 1 month ago and have finally had some time to start fiddling with the pool. So far I haven't done much other than clean the DE filter and chlorinate with trichlor pucks using an automated chlorinator and floater. I have added ~ 4 bags of leslies Power Powder Plus which I understand is adding to my already high CH. Currently the water is very clear and no issues with algae.
I have now purchased a TF100 test kit and ran my first test this past weekend. Here is where I am:
CH 700 (2 weeks prior Leslies measured 310 so I am not so sure about my reading)
I used the pool calculator and added ~ 3.8lbs of soda ash over the weekend, PH is now checking ~ 7.5. I need some guidance on where to go from here. I have noticed that I am really struggling to keep a decent chlorine level - I am routinely getting very low chlorine readings even though my chlorinator is currently set on 4 (out of 5). The FC of 1.5 is the highest I have measured since moving in.
Details on the pool are in the signature, the pool has been replastered but it is time for another plaster job as there are multiple areas that need repair.