How to care for the pool surface

cbrown91

Active member
Sep 20, 2013
34
Bakersfield California
Thanks for the message. It was built in 2005 and I just took over it as part of our first home. That is great information on that link. Thus the main thing to do would be to maintain the calcium level. Is there anything else?
 

cbrown91

Active member
Sep 20, 2013
34
Bakersfield California
Sorry, I thought this was the same as another article I had read.

Thanks for this. Hence, you want to keep the CSI at 0 but then when I use the pool calculator and put everything in for the the pool I have based on the suggested information on this site I get a CSI of -0.4. I know this is within range but how do I bring it down to zero without adding too much calcium? Here are the values I am aiming for

Fc 5
PH 7.5
TA 70
CH 300
CYA 70
SALT 3000
Borate 0

I have a SWG.
 

linen

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Jul 30, 2010
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Twin Cities, MN
A csi of -0.4 isn't anything to really worry about much. Letting your ph go up to 7.7 will get the csi closer to 0.

What is your fill water CH, TA, and ph?
 

cbrown91

Active member
Sep 20, 2013
34
Bakersfield California
Thanks for this. I am a bit of an over excited to be pool owner. I will move into the new house on October 28th and I am trying to learn how to maintain the pool before I move in so I can be right on top of everything and do not need to hire anyone. I have never had or maintained a pool so I am being a bit overzealous. I do not know what the water condition is going to be like. I know the pool was maintained by a pool company and it looked like it was in great shape when we viewed the house a number of times. I was reading everything on the site and, everything seems so clear. I have also already ordered my TF-100 kit and planning to play around with it and test some tap water before I move in. The only thing that left me a bit confused was the plaster maintenance and that seems to be quite clear now.

Anyway based on your suggestion I will aim for a PH that is a bit higher than 7.5. I think 7.6 would be best. Thanks for all the help. This site is quite helpful.