So I went to a pool party today. The pool was cloudy. I couldn't see my feet. I also couldn't believe I got in. I kept telling my wife and kids to NOT LET THE WATER GET INTO YOUR MOUTH!!!!
Luckily no one at the party was a pool chemistry nerd like myself so the topic didn't come up.
But if someone said to me "why is your pool clear and amazing and "Jim's" pool is cloudy?" What would my answer be?
I have trouble with this bc my answer is "I account for CYA levels and therefore I have my chlorine levels at 5ppm".
Then they might hypothetically say "5 ppm!? That's double the recommended level!!!"
So basically this method is just saying "I know you test your CYA but apparently you don't increase your chlorine high enough"
That's where I start to lose my hypothetical argument. The pool store knows their CYA. I know my CYA, but I am doing double the chlorine that the pool store consumer uses. My mom, for example, asked about my chlorine and I said 5ppm. She immediately said "you'll rust your pump." Haha.
So that's my dilemma. And I've tried tackling this concept with quite a few posts here but it must not be sinking in and I'm too much of a dork to just "accept it."
So why are we able to increase our free chlorine to almost double what the "regular pool" has and get away with it. A "regular guy" might just think that we are living halfway to shock levels.
By the way I've been a TFP forum member for I think 40 days. Pool has been open for 35 days. Every day has been clear amazing perfection. I'm adding a boatload of bleach but I think i have a high demand with my wooded lot and solar cover at night debris. I aim for 6 and let it ride down to 3 at the end of day. Works perfect.
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