I'm converting from the pool store / BioGuard 1,2,3 program to the BBB program. I purchased the Taylor K-2006 test kit frequently recommended by Chem Geek. My current numbers are:
First, I don't like my TA, CH & CYA numbers. Using the pool calculator, the CH & CYA numbers indicate to me I should be replacing water. I've been successful getting my TA lower via muratic acid and aeration to bring PH back up. Before I continue that program to lower TA, should I really be considering water replacement first to fix the CH & CYA?
Second, the store would check total dissolved solids. How important is that? Is TDS reflected anywhere in the results using the Taylor test kit?
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