Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this.
For a while now I have been fighting my chlorine levels. Just to set the stage here are my current levels as I type.
Free CL 1
Tot Alk 120
My pool based on the pool calculator is a 22000 gal. vinyl lined rectangle.
Here is the situation. I slammed the pool about two to three weeks ago. The reason for the slam was that we had a bad storm and SINCE that day I have fought the Cl levels. Prior to that day it was very stable. I am adding up to two gal of liquid Cl 10% to the pool a day to keep my levels up. I did a slam, and it didn't help at all. I did a thorough clean of the filter as shown in the video post for sand filters. No better. I have been fighting cloudiness as well. After the chlorine addition it will get a little nicer, then cloud back up fast. Now I live in the Charlotte area so it is in the sun a lot but after reading posts it seems I am still having to add way too much chlorine too often. Now today, after yesterday having added two more gallons and getting FCL up to 6, (having done the same the day before, we find algea on the walls.
it was my understanding from pool school that holding my FCL up should prevent this. But as I said it feels that I am having to fight it to keep it up that high. I also thought the CYA was supposed to assist In keeping the sun from sucking my chlorine out that fast. I feel like to maintain it I would have to add 1 gal every so many hours to maintain it. With my test levels where they are (based on the T-100 kit) I cant figure out why it is giving me such problems.
Now it does get fairly frequent use, but I wouldn't think enough to justify 2 gal a day of 10%.
Are there any suggestions. I am getting killed in Cl cost here, and now to have to slam again after a few weeks, having added enough cl to support a small family just is confusing me.
OH, one thing though is that just prior to that storm I was keeping CL tabs in the inline dispenser, until I saw my CYA spike to almost 60 and forced a partial drain and fill. But isn't it odd that I had more stability with that than having CYA at the levels pool school recommends, though I was having less FCL but more consistent total CL? Now I have better FCL (for short periods) and out of control total CL levels? But even now, as you see, with little CL, 50+% is FCL, so why algea?
Thank you for your help.