I am taking over maintenance of our pool after several years of using a pool maintenance company. The pool has an automatic chlorine feeder which was used to provide chlorine via tablets.
I just received my TF-100 Test Kit and complete the first test. My results are below:
- FC: 1.5
- CC: 0.0
- PH: 7.2
- CYA: Between 60 and 70
- TA: 60
- CH: 175
- Water is very clear.
Based on my understand, it appears that the following issues are present:
- CYA is a bit high for a Non-SWG pool
- Chlorine is low (the maintenance company said that they generally keep this level during the winter because of the water temperature)
- PH is low
Am I correct in these assertions? If so, should I lower the CYA before I raise the Chlorine and PH? I obviously do not want to waste chemicals if I need to cycle some of the water out.
Are there any other suggestions for bringing my pool into balance? I have reviewed several posts on borates; however, I would like to balance my pool before incorporating any new additions.