Hello, This is my first post here but I've read the posts here off and on for a couple years. I think after 7 years, I'm finally getting the gist of how all the pool chemicals work, lol. I'm sick of running to the pool store and getting ripped off every time, it feel like, at least. I bought one of the Taylor tests recommend here and now I just need a little bit of guidance to make sure I'm on the right track.
Yesterday, I did a full test on the water:
Water looks clear and sparkly, but some debris brushing up off steps.
Water temp about 60
FC: .8 (It's been cold and I don't think the SWG is consistent)
230 Calcium hardness
So I poured a gallon of liquid chlorine in and let the filter run a few hours. Tested this morning on select thing and got this:
FC: 4 or 5
Ran the test for acid demand and based on the Taylor booklet for lowering TA and pH, I added a gallon of acid (I poured in various spots in the pool and brushed well, and turned on the skimmer). I also poured in about 2 pounds of Stabilizer into the skimmer baskets.
Is there anything else I should do?
I also believe I have an issue with my SWG or electronics, because I get the error codes that tell me to clean the salt cell when the pool is running on low, but not on high. I cleaned the cell a couple weeks ago and all the error codes cleared for a couple days, but then came back on when it's on low. I've had the pool company out multiple times for the same thing and they have installed a new sensor, but now I have to pay for service calls, so I'm hoping to figure something out on our own.