Well, I just finished building my very own 18x36 in ground vinyl lined pool. I hired out only the excavation, auto pool cover, and finished cement. The poolcrete about killed me, lost 15lbs and my forearms look like popeye the sailor.
Looking to join a great forum for learning and help.
First question is how do I figure out my water capacity in gallons? I have an 18x36 with 2' radius and 3ft shallow end about 8ft long, and then drops to a 9ft deep end?
Second would be getting my pool chem's in order. I used the Taylor K-2005 kit
FC=~5 (highest red on chart)
TC=~5 (almost looks same color)
My AutoPilot is on power cell =2 and at 3000 salt and set to 30K gallon pool. Running my pump 6 hours in the day and 5 more at night. Water is 80F
Water looks clear, but my chemical numbers don't look right above. Shouldn't my Calcium hardness be much higher? or is it ok?
My TA looks high also at 140, however my ph is 7.2. Should I add something?
And what about the chlorine levels?
Still reading and learning about the BBB. Didnt see anything on lowering TA without touching PH.
Thanks...Look forward to your experiences.