@HermanTX hi!!If you have a water softener then your inside water should have ZERO calcium. That is the purpose of the water softener is to remove calcium. So test that again. If you have calcium in the inside then your water softener is not functioning properly.
Some water softeners are connected to your outside water bibs and some are not - just depends how they set it up. Maybe take a picture of your water softener set up (from different angles) and I can give you some additional feedback.
So test your 2 different outside water bibs and where your autofeed will be connected so you know which is what.
Yes - you have softened water at both the inside and that 1 outside tap1. I think the softener is working! I also think my outside bib close to the pool is tied to the softener . Should the PB use the bib the the auto fill is connected to? That seems to indicate there is some calcium.
Nope. This is perfectly acceptable as a water softener does not reduce alkalinity. Actually, your testing is very good to get the exact same results.2. The TA is the same for all three water samples. does that seem strange?
As Allen provided, start the stirrer, add the drops. It is a continuous process. Now some stirrers automatically shut off after 1 minute so just restart it but you should complete your test within that allotted time.3. When using the smart stir - do you keep the stir going the entire time while dropping or drop then stir then stop and then drop again - stir, continue same pattern? I did the drop, stir, stop, drop, stir, stop….
Now that you are filling just remember to do not stop until middle of waterline tiles. Did you remember to take a picture of your water meter reading before they started to fill? If not, that is fine.
Is your plumbing and electrical all connected? Such that you can start the pump once you stop filling. Then as you brush the dirt will be captured in the filter. You will be brushing the walls and floor to keep the plaster dust in suspension such that it can be captured by the filter as the water circulates. You do not want to have plaster dust just sitting on the new plaster.
Beautiful and yes, you will seem some color change after start-up.2 days and 17100 gallons of water later, here are our pictures of blue surf with shimmering sea. These are pictures without the pool start up. The PB will come on Tuesday to do that. I think the color changes a little once the chemicals are put in. It is a little murky to me right now.
Nice pictures and overall a great pool. You will definitely see the color changes once you have the pool chemistry balanced and the plaster dust is filtered out. Is your pool pump running?2 days and 17100 gallons of water later, here are our pictures of blue surf with shimmering sea. These are pictures without the pool start up. The PB will come on Tuesday to do that. I think the color changes a little once the chemicals are put in. It is a little murky to me right now.