I've been putting off this post in fear that I will be kicked back into Pool School I understand & like this method of pool care...but I'm having a lot of trouble with the Chemistry part of it (especially the math). So I'll just post my test readings and hope that I can be educated...BTW...Test results are from the TF-100 I ordered Thursday & received Saturday (super-fast IMO)
ph 6.5 (Probably lower)
I did use the pool calculator, but I don't understand it. It states that I need to raise TA by adding 0.1 oz. of baking soda either by weight or by volumn. That's the math I don't get! As I've read in many places on this forum, the Pool Calc will tell you how much of what chemicals you need to add...so, I would probably go out there and add 0.1 oz of baking soda.
Pool was set up Friday using Trichlor Tabs in auto cholrinator. After reading ALOT of posts over the last week or so, Kinda getting worried about that CYA using Trichlor.
I have on hand 1 - 4lb. box of Baking Soda (last one on the shelf @ Wally World)
Borax was completly gone. Gussing lots of people opened their pools this weekend
Any help would be appreciated.