My pool has had water in it for 2 weeks. The PB was not around for 5 days (no notice) so I was a little worried about the chemistry and started using my test kit.
The first thing I checked was the CYA and it was 70. FC was 4.5 so I was not too worried about it so I took his floater out because of the CYA
The next day I tested the CYA was 90 and FC was 1.5. So I added liquid chlorine to get the FC up to 7. This was on 7/1 in the evening.
When I got up the next morning (7/2), the FC was actually 8 so I might have my gallons calculated incorrectly.
On 7/3 in the morning, the FC was 3, so I lost 5 FC in one day. Is this loss normal in a startup?
I have been double dosing the last 2 days to try and keep the FC between 4 - 7 because I do not want to mess with the PB startup process. I called him this morning and he happened to be at the house working on some flagstone steps and discussed the CYA/FC, he stated that he can tell the pool has to much chlorine in it because it has a blue tint. Is this even for real? There is no way the FC is above 5 because I ran out of liquid chlorine and threw the floater back in for the day - about an hour before he got there.
He also told me that I am testing to much and the chemicals take 24 hours to settle. I should only need to test every 4 days. BTW, the pool is not on the SWCG yet.