Edited for eye breaks..Butterfly
Its been a while since I have posted with a problem. I'm always on the forum and have learned a lot just by reading everybody else's posts and the advice given. That is proabably why I have not had to post as much! A big thanks to everyone out there for the unsolicited help!
Now I have a problem of my own and need help. As one of the other posts mentioned in the beginner forum, I also have just started to get a white ring around the pool and on my flagstone. It just started happening recently to the point that I have noticed it really bad. I have determined that it is calcium staining and it looks as though its going to be really hard to remove. I need to get it off to restore the look of my pool.
Here is some backround info on the pool. I purchased the house a year ago exact and the pool was fine all winter and summer without this problem. Although I was learning all the tricks and info provided by all the great people on this forum, I kept the balance of the water in check and just recently, (about two months) have I started to lag on doing all the right things.
I got switched to midnights so adjusting my schedule has been hard enough, much less trying to keep up on everything else. The only thing I can equate the sudden calcium scaling to is the fact that my TA has dropped considerably it is reading at 60.
Is there a correlation to the calcium deposits/rings and the low TA? Also what are the consequences of having it so low?
Since I use the BBB method, (another procedure I learned here) I will be bumping it up using baking soda, but any help I could get now would be appreciated. I have posted my readings below as to help with the answers. As always if you need more info from me please ask. Thanks again for all your help!
FC 1.5- Low- working on getting it back up.
CYA 45-50 range
Pool Temp 55
Location- Northern CA
P.S. I'll post pics asap.