I feel like I must be doing something wrong I have added bottles and bottles and more bottles of bleach to my pool and still can't get the overnight test to drop by just 1. Broke down and also bought some pool shock.
My pool had a little algae in two corners and I had what looked like a little sand in one area of the bottom of the pool. My CYA was zero, I must have done something wrong when I tested it; there must be an easier way I added CYA and it brought my pool to 50. Since we are having to add water daily, I wasn't too concerned about it being higher than 30 (which was my goal). Maybe that is my problem???
Cleaned the filter and brushed the pool sides daily. Below are my overnight figures.
Saturday evening-started slam; did the first test 3 hours later
Sunday a.m. - dropped 16 (checked every hour)
Monday a.m. - dropped 12 (checked every hour with the exception of three hours)
Tues a.m. - dropped 6 - checked 6 times….frustrated, I added more than recommended shock (DH on on my back because he can't swim)
Wed a.m. - dropped 5
If my whole pool was green, this wouldn't surprise me. But is this normal??? I've literally lost count of the number of bottles of bleach I've poured into the pool. Please, Please tell me what I'm doing wrong.
Thank you for all that you do to help the pool community!