Been trolling and finding the site very helpful. I've been to the pool school and I think I have a good idea were I'm headed, I need some reassurance. Here are my current numbers:
Pool Temp - 90
My pH has been really low, but I have been able to get it to a respectable range by adding Borax daily for about the last five days.
My supposed to be white fiberglass steps are currently YELLOW. Is it directly related to my sky high CYA number? I'm currently in the process of draining about one half of my pool water and will be replacing with new water. Should I clean the steps when the water level is low or will they take care of themselves when and if I get everything balanced. My wife is bound and determined to go out and throw every household chemical possible on the steps to try to get them white again. Will Oxyclean and other household products negatively effect my numbers?
Does my high water temperatures contribute to CYA going higher than normal? Are the two related?
Thanks in adavnce for any help you can provide and the guidance offered by this website. I love my pool, but love it a lot more when the water is crystal clear!!!