OVERVIEW: New home owner for the past 6 months. Had a pool man, but learning to maintain pool myself.
CURRENT POOL CHEMICAL VALUES: FC=3.0, PH=7.6, TA=200, Conditioner=150, Pool Size=25,000 Gal outdoor pool.
(Had some of rain over past 2 weeks without any adjustments to chemicals, added 1lbs of shock last night, these readings are from this morning explaining the high FC. FC was .5 prior to adding shock. The pool pump was also off for 5 days being repaired during the 2 week period of not adding anything to the pool)
I currently use poweder shock, and 3inch tablets in a floating basket in the pool to maintain chlorine levels.
QUESTION: I went to the pool store today and had them check my chemical values. They recommended to get the TA lower. To do that they told me to not use any Chlorine Tablets for 2 weeks and that will lower the TA. My question is I thought that Chlorine Tablets release conditioner and it lowers TA, so by removing the tablets wont it raise my TA even higher??????
Any opinions appreciated