I began to suspect that I was not getting the work that I should expect from my former pool maintenance man so I let him go.
Bought the Taylor K-2006 test kit and some Aquachek test strips. Turns out that I was kind of right.
FC - 3
Salt 5590 tested this one twice.
Pool temp is 52F
Intellichlor IC40 currently running at 5% 12 hours per day except when freeze guard kicks in.
The pool is in a screened enclosure so only tiny seeds and airborne dirt/dust get into the water.
After reading here, it's obvious that the water is not in balance and that the salt is almost twice the recommended amount for my equipment.
Now to the questions. I hate to do things just because it's the right thing to do, I want to know why.
I think that I know why I need to adjust TA, PH and CYA but for the life of me I can't understand why I should raise CH and have harder water. Would that not increase the possibility of scale?
Help me work out a plan to get this thing in shape before I turn on the heater next month. Here's what I thought that I would do.
1. Replace part of the pool water to reduce salt.
2. Test and add CYA.
3. Test and add other items to bring the water into balance.
Do I have the order right? What am I missing?
Many thanks in advance.