Need to check to see if I did something wrong in adding my Calcium Hardness (Calcium Plus) and CYA (HTH Pool Conditioner and Stabilizer). Refilled the pool and added at least 8 lbs worth of CYA via sock in skimmer. Sock was emptied overnight. Added Calcium by mixing/dissolving in a HD bucket, then pouring it into my pool. Pump has been running for over a week.
There is a white powder that seems to be sitting (settling) on the bottom of my pool if I turn the pump off. I assume it is the CYA since it is still not registering in my Taylor tests. Could this be my CH instead? I've searched through the forums and most people just say, put it in the sock in the skimmer. Retest in a week. This is over a week and my chlorine is getting used up quickly. Am I doing something wrong? I'm tempted to just give in a buy the liquid stabilizer to save me the time and money of driving to HD every 3 days and restocking up on gallons upon gallons of bleach. Thoughts?