I am a fairly new pool owner. We filled the pool Aug 24,2014. I have been lurking here since I found the site and go through posts and pool school topics. I still have a lot to learn and am working through pool school still. I received the tf-100 test kit about 2 weeks ago. In the past two weeks I have only added 2 gallons of conditioner. No chlorine or MA has been added. Today I added 2 pounds of soda ash because of PH reading.
Here are the numbers from today:
CH 575 (we have extremely hard water)
TC > 5
PH < 6.8
I am confused on how my numbers are so out of range. I ran all the tests twice to confirm since they were so out of whack. The SWG was set to 60% so I turned it down to 40%. We did get about an 1.5" of rain last week. Water temp is about 62 degrees.
Could this just be an anomaly or something to be concerned with? If it is something to be concerned about, what should I do? Thanks in advance.