We are entering our 9th year with our pool. Until now it has been very trouble free, however this year we can't seem to get things going right.
A bit of background. I've been fighting CYA levels the last couple of years so I started the season with a HUGE water dump. Like almost all of the water. . . The pool was refilled with city water, local pool guy came out to replace the sand and install a new chlorinator. The chlorinator wasn't installed properly and had a slight leak causing it to not hold the seal. Regardless, the pool went several weeks without enough chlorine. Everything seems to be working properly now, just can't hold chlorine. I don't want to start adding stabilizer and get back in the CYA battle. I'd prefer to get away from the chlorine pucks that contain stabilizer, just don't have enough experience to feel comfortable in proper maintenance. My main struggle now is the algae (green) that is growing in abundance.
Pool Style 7 way test results this evening:
Total Chlorine: 0
Free Chlorine: 0
PH: 6.8 - 7.2
Stabilizer: 0 - 30
Also recently treated for phosphates.