It's been almost a year since you all helped me with this green monster. Since then, I've been managing my own pool successfully, with nothing but crystal clear water through both winter and so far this summer. So thank you all!!
But, now that I'm a master at knowing my own pool chemistry, I realized my chlorine consumption was pretty heavy lately. I've been running on auto-pilot for quite some time, being very busy, but I've managed to add the right amount of bleach every couple nights to keep everything in the correct range. When I realized how much chlorine I went through these past two weeks, I just re-checked the CYA, and I'm basically at 0 or a little above, which would explain why I'm going through bleach too fast.
Now to my question:
I have a whole bucketful of TriChlor pucks that my pool guy was using last year before I fired him. Can I just start using these pucks in place of bleach and CYA until my CYA numbers are back to what they should be? Also, I have a feeling that my FC numbers are going to be high while using the pucks.
Is this a good plan? Will the pucks take a long time to get my CYA numbers back where they should be?