I have an 8 week old AquaRite generator. Tomorrow (July 20th), I'm having a little party for my 5 year old boy's birthday. I get home, knowing I've neglected the pool for the last 4 days due to work, and the "Inspect Cell" light is blinking, there's virtually no FC in it and the PH is through the roof. The party starts at 4, so I guess I'm going to get some acid and bleach in it first thing in the morning, try and bring the FC up a good amount and lower the PH, then after the party, get it back under control.
Man, 4 days w/o paying a lot of attention, that's a lot of **** to have just fly out on me.
"Inspect Cell". Does this mean it has quit putting out chlorine, does it mean it's dirty and needs cleaning or just call the dealer and ask him ***?
FC - ~0
TC - 1
PH - 8.4
CYA - 26
CH - 76
Didn't take an ALK
Also, this was the first test with the ColorQ I just received. I was going to test the Chlorine and PH with the tester I've been using to see how it jives. I'd imagine the ColorQ is more accurate regardless. THe CYA is dead on what I thought. THe PH is what I figured, given the waterfall, plaster and SWG. Wasn't sure on the CH, so I need to raise that some and then add more to the CYA. Above all, I need to get this part over with and then go full scale immediately after.
You guys think I should go with some trichlor temporarily, how fast will it lower the PH and add to the CYA, or should I just treat them individually?