Sounds good. I will go do that now.If you can, yes.
I would start with 16 oz of soda ash. Brush well after adding and test pH and TA again. Keep doing that until you get a TA reading.
What ever it takes to quit using the pacs. Eventually you will be able to use up the trichlor one. But the mineral one should stay out. With your acidic water flowing through it now, most of the copper and silver in it is probably in the pool already.If I remove the paks form the Frog XL as suggested should I just set the dials to 0 and they theoretically just pass water through them?
I’ll do the diluted on you suggested tomorrow I need to run out and get distilled water.Net weight means chemicals only.
FC raise by 87 ppm.
CYA raise by 53 ppm.
TA lower by 61ppm.
What is the fill water TA?
I would do a diluted FC test to see what the FC really is.
So I did the diluted test and it still came out clear. If there is pink in it then it’s very very light.If you have bottled water, you can use that instead of distilled water.
It should not contain chlorine, but test it to be sure.
Also, do the TA test again to see if it is still going red right away.
If it goes red right away, use the base demand reagent drop by drop to change it from red to green to see how many drops it takes. Swirl to mix between drops.
I agree, you want to be really sure that the fc is not super high and bleaching out the reagent.If your FC was sky high a day ago, I would be hesitant about adding FC.
Well, I was too quick for myself and didn't wait to read replies before I did what I said above. So here is the results from after adding what I mentioned above so I also did not see the comment about baking soda instead of soda ash. I will make sure to slow down in the future and double check what I am doing. I added another 16 oz of soda ash and 81 oz of bleach. I think adding the soda ash again instead of the suggested baking soda raised the pH higher then its supposed to be. FC was actually present this time. The water changed colors right away. So I do not believe it was bleaching it out. I know the sun breaks down the chlorine but how does my UV sanitizer affect it?I agree, you want to be really sure that the fc is not super high and bleaching out the reagent.
Try an OTO chlorine test or do a 9 to 1 dilution and an FASDPD chlorine test.
Also, don't add calcium on the same day as adding any other chemical.