Recent pool owner.
Initial posts covered that I had zero Chlorine and CYA.
Found that Pentair Chlorinator elbow was full of gunk so it was replaced. Works fine now. Added 8 lbs. CYA to pool.
Half of CYA never really dissolved in water so I just dumped that half into pool. The other half I used socks in skimmers. They dissolved fine.
The subsequent readings always showed low CYA. Planned to wait a week to see if it came up to acceptable level.
My next posts covered losing water in pool. 4" in one day. 6" next day. Found that the Multiport rubber divider for chambers was bent over between filter and waste. Fixed that and problem solved.
Here is third issue-
2 days ago DH was addressing algae issue and dumped in 5 lbs. of shock on top of my 3+ lbs.
I started emptying pool to waste and refilling-between this and the multiport issue probably 1/3 or more of the pool water has been replaced over the last 5 days.
As of last night from Taylor 2006 DPD FAS
Chlorine was still really high (too high to register on Pentair Rainbow)and so was CYA (vial was filled but black dot still there.
CYA 80+ (i quit wasting the powder)
Here are test reults for Leslies and the premier pool guys in this area from last night:
As of last night:
I took it the the "store guys" bc I was new to the DPD FAS and wanted some type of verification (read HOPE).
Last night Chlorine was still high but had come down. I did add about 10 lbs of baking soda.
As of this morning here are the #'s:
I didn't do the CH or CYA but I can. I just fear I will be out of CYA today!!! (on a fixed income here-Senior Citizen)
I read somewhere that true CYA can be misread due to other #'s???? Or did CYA go away when the pool water was replaced??? A memeber to my first post said my Chlorine tabs had CYA so I should not have been getting 0 then but since chlorinator was working back then it seems to make sense that I got a 0. Since it has been working for like 2 weeks shouldn't I have residual CYA from the tabs? Or did that go with the water replacement?
Once I get this issue resolved I plan to SLAM. Again.
Thanks for any and all help!