Hey I have reviewed a few posts here and I have a few questions about my pool... I don't know how many gallons it is but its an inground 16x32 3ft-8ft. I just opened it last week and have been putting chemicals in it, but no matter how much DiChlor I put in it, its not registering.
I have seen the CYA/Chlorine table but there is a few things not making sense to me. When I take a sample to the pool store and have them enter samples into the computer everything comes out fine. ph 7.4 / Total chlorine 4 / Free Chlorine 2.6 / Alkalinity is fine / CYA is 87..... I had phosphates in my pool to begin with and put a reducer and now phosphates are nil... but everytime I use a test strip it registers 0 chlorine, I even put 10lbs in and tested it immediately and still got nothing... The pressure on my DE Filter keeps rising and I have to backwash it daily (I know thats not right)... other than that the pool is blue/clear
My question is what do I need to do to have my chlorine register on my test strips? and is there anything else I need to do to maintain good chem levels? DO I need to reduce the CYA levels?how?