As a first time pool owner and starting out with the TFP method I still find it a smidgen confusing where to set my targets. My problem stems mostly from reading and watching all kinds of videos to gain a comprehensive perspective on how to manage my pool. I do understand there is some personal preference involved too…
So, if there were a ‘perfect’ balance for pool levels what would they be? What should I strive for?
In addition, I want to add borates to my pool for obvious reasons What should my levels be before I start this treatment and when I end with about 50ppm borate? I understand once borates are in, adjustments are a tad more difficult. So I want to try and get it right the first time.
One final question. My CYA is 70-80ppm, and my pool resides in direct sunlight. I know it should be lower. Should I concern myself with this value? Or, even start making attempts at lowering it with either a water dump or with Bio-Active. I don’t currently, add CYA or use products containing it. It’s just leftover from previous homeowner’s chemical regime.
TIA for any help you can provide!