I live in Central FL, temps have been mild, high 70's. Started taking care of my pool a month ago. Made mistake of starting with pool store..before finding this site.
They entered my pool size wrong at 6700 gallons when it is a 3800-4000 gallon in-ground exposed aggregate pool. So I know I added too much stabalizer because its now reading between 60-100 *store results. (need to do a test with MY test kit that should be here soon). I will fix this over time adding water to pool.
The confusing part for me is that my Chlorine level was at 0, I shocked as they told me too with 2quarts liquid and added a floater 3inch tab. Well my Chlorine went has been reading 9.9 on my aquacheck trutest, and 10 on my 7point test strips, and I think a 7 at the store.
It has not gone down, I removed the puck two weeks ago, and have not added any chlorine. Chlorine level has not dropped one bit.
Its funny, when pool guy was taking care of pool once a week, no pucks in pool, he just threw in an eyeball'd amount of liquid from large jug. He said it was an easy pool to care for.
Any thoughts on why chlorine staying so high?