OK group, I have a question. The CYA level in my pool is about 90. I know my options are limited (tons of chlorine or partially drain the pool). Since we have about a month at most (probably about half that before water becomes too cool to swim in), and my DH doesn't use it that much other than dive in, cool off then come out again, it doesn't make sense to me to spend over $1000 for water. So my question: Can we keep throwing in algicide to prevent the pool from turning green?
The last test if did was as follows:
The CYA is so high because I stupidly decided to go the easy route in the spring and shock it with shock and granules, both of which had created high CYA. I also used an automatic chlorinator which added even more CYA to the mix. So now I'm paying for my foolishness in not following the BBB method. I've more or less written off this swimming season. I plan to drain 1/2 the water when I close the pool, then if last winter is any indicator, it will fill up fast. Then I'll start the SLAM in the spring.
Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. It's all I think about and it's making me crazy.