There is visible scale in certain locations near the water line for sure. There’s a love seat section that doesn’t get great water flow, which is where most of the scale forms. I wouldnt think it would be enough to impact chemistry, but I can’t rule out anything.Do you have visible scale?
For all intensive porpoises, it seems to be narrowed down to plaster or scale, but the amount that must be dissolving is way more than what seems possible.
He did say boric acid (not borax), which I've read slightly lowers pH. No experience, though.all of the borax you added was raising your ta and ph
the amount of borax and baking soda almost balances out the amount of acid you added
if you had added nothing you may have needed 50oz acid for the month
try not to lower your ph so much
if above ph 8 add acid targeting 7.8
I did add borax. At or about 40 ppm now of borates. But I only added acid in that time frame to counter the borax dosage. This was at the end of Aug. Now I did add CaCl a month prior on July 29th.You might have calcium hydroxide scale if you have ever added Borax and calcium chloride on the same day.
Calcium hydroxide will dissolve easier than calcium carbonate.
If it is calcium hydroxide, the problem should eventually end when the scale all dissolves.
I would try to keep the CSI at 0.0 and brush at least 1 time per week with a nylon brush.
Check the TA, pH and calcium before and after brushing to see if they go up.
Where's your salinity at? Thinking maybe barely getting by the minimum and it's not that silky smooth feeling anymore. Pool water in a non SWCG pool with very low salinity has the catchy feeling you complain of.Any thoughts on my sticky water? I assume it’s related, either by cause or effect.
So I’ll test salt tomorrow but I’m pretty sure it’s at 3600-3800, hasn’t rained much since my last test. I’m familiar with the non salt feel you speak of. This is not it. It’s like actually sticky. My fingers stick to the test tubes until I rinse them with my tap water. It’s the craziest thing.Where's your salinity at? Thinking maybe barely getting by the minimum and it's not that silky smooth feeling anymore. Pool water in a non SWCG pool with very low salinity has the catchy feeling you complain of.
I hate to close it in this condition. But I won’t have time to drain, acid wash, then fill before closing time. Something to look forward to next spring I guess .Honestly, I am totally stumped.
I have never seen anything like this and I have no idea what is happening.