First off, this is a great forum I really enjoyed the advice I've seen on the site. I've recently taken over my pool duties from my pool guy.
It looked like everything was balanced fairly well although I did need to add some stabilizer to get the CYA up to 80. However, I just checked the calcium hardness and it totally freaked me out....I'm up to 880.
Now I've lived in my house for 4.5 years (never drained the pool) and know we have hard water. I used the pool math and it looks like I need to drain 70% of my pool to get the hardness back down.
Here are my stats: 15K gallon pool, located in So Cal (EXPENSIVE WATER) and it's salt water.
Are there any other options besides wasting all of that water? I have a feeling I know the answer but wanted to check the forum just to make sure.
Thanks for the help and advice.