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    Houston Texas pool

    it has been 100 or more an average. My daily bleach went from 1/2 bottle to 1 bottle every day to keep it up above 4 every day. I don't see any reason why the chlorine would dissolve as the temperature goes up. Unless the suns rays are just that more strong. Just curious if there is something else I should check. FC going from 6 to 2 every day.

    CYA 50
    CC is zero
    all readings seem good.
    25,000 IG plaster pool. DE Pentair 60 gallons. Hayward pump with Single speed AO Smith 2.4 hp motor. Pool installed probably 20 yrs ago. Taylor water tesing kit.

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    Re: Houston Texas pool

    Mine has lost 4ppm on average for 6 years now with CYA at 60. It ain't just the suns rays, it's also the water temp itself. Throw in some bather load cause it's HOTT------and there you are!
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    Re: Houston Texas pool

    Ditto here as well. We keep our eggs in the pool now for breakfast so they're hard-boiled the next morning. Just passed my OCLT to make sure it wasn't anything else. Sadly, it's the sun/heat. But hey, that's why we have a pool right!
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    Re: Houston Texas pool

    I knew the sun could effect chlorine. I didn't know the heat could as well. This 1 bottle of 8.25 bleach a day is getting expensive. Still better than yellow algae I guess. Water temperature is super warm right now.

    Just wanted to make sure I wasn't overlooking anything.

    Thanks for the help as always
    25,000 IG plaster pool. DE Pentair 60 gallons. Hayward pump with Single speed AO Smith 2.4 hp motor. Pool installed probably 20 yrs ago. Taylor water tesing kit.

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    Re: Houston Texas pool

    Maybe you're a good candidate for a Salt Water Chlorine Generator?
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    Re: Houston Texas pool

    I probably am. I just don't know if I want to spend $1500 to do it right now. Isn't that about what they cost to install? Is there any particular brand that is supposed to be the best?
    25,000 IG plaster pool. DE Pentair 60 gallons. Hayward pump with Single speed AO Smith 2.4 hp motor. Pool installed probably 20 yrs ago. Taylor water tesing kit.

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    Re: Houston Texas pool

    Do some research but I was able to get my aquarite complete 40k system for $800 or so. I installed it myself which saved quite a bit of $$$. It was the best $$ I have spent on my pool hands down.
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    Re: Houston Texas pool

    if you are comfortable with installing the system yourself, you can get the T-15 cell with the controller for about $900. plus the cost of salt, so count on $1k total. $1500 if you get an electrician,etc involved to install components
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