After just dismissing my pool man, I am about to begin handling my own pool maintenance. I purchased Hach AquaChek 7 test strips which revealed so many issues, I'm not sure where to start.
I have an in ground, pebbletec free form pool, of 10,000 gallons and attached infinity spa of 900 gallons, total at about 11,000 gallons. The filter is a Pentair CCP 520 [4 cartridges] and a Whisperflow 2HP pump, 3" return lines. I have a Hayward pool sweep, as well. The pool & spa also has a gas heater.
Chlorination is by 3" tablets in a floater.
When I bought the home, Nov 2011, I had the pool drained and acid washed. At that time they installed a new pool light and also replaced my ozone generator. No drain and fill of the pool since and our water is exceptionally hard here in AZ. I plan to replace the filter cartridges as they were last replaced in Nov. 2011.
Here are the Aquachek readings:
Total Hardness: High
Total Chlorine: High
Free Chlorine: Very High
Total Alkalinity: OK to High
Cyanuric Acid: Very High
I figured there might be one area of concern but now that I see all these crazy readings, I'm unsure where to begin. Any help and insight is very much appreciated.