Please help settle a debate as We are getting conflicting information from our pool builder and the guy at the local pool store (Leslie's).
New construction pool. Maintained with chlorine tabs in the skimmer baskets for several months while we worked through some issues with our final stages of construction.
Salt added and start up completed May 28.
Chems ok at first but always low chlorine.
Took water for testing when we realized that the chlorine was zero and salt levels were within normal.
Results from testing at Leslie's Pool Supply:
Calcium Hardness 220
total Alkalinity 120
Guy at Leslie's told me that CYA should be between 50-70 and that is clearly was not added during our start up as it should have been.
Pool builder claims that he never adds CYA and that there is enough in the chlorine tabs he was using to get the job done. He discouraged me from adding any and then finally caved and agreed to have his guy add about half the amount that Leslie's recommended.
So who is correct? We need to know who to trust.
SWG in Austin, Texas