Thanks to you guys I got my CYA down to a reasonable level and my pool is balanced. I have boric acid on the way, and I am thinking about doing 2000 ppm of salt (basically I do whatever Waterbear says) .
I have been playing with the calculator, and I have a hypothetical question...
If I plug in normal target levels:
- pH 7.7 (I read that once the borates are in, the pH will tend to buffer to ~7.7)
With a temp of 70 I get a CSI of -0.22 which is on the low side of balanced.
My question is, what happens when winter comes and the pool temp drops? The values of TA, CH, CYA, Salt, and Borates are going to stay fairly constant without intervention.
Even at 60 degrees, the CSI is in the "Potential to become corrosive" range and obviously gets worse as you approach freezing.
Am I missing something? Will the pH tend to rise automatically as the temperature drops??
Should I jack up the pH as the temp drops?
inquiring minds want to know