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    ATTN: Houston Peeps - CYA question

    I am wondering if others in the Houston area ever have issues maintaining CYA levels UP. For years I've cared for my pool with the BBB method and it has always ran low CYA numbers (I've always had to add as needed). So this year I tried something different. In January, the CYA was pretty much non-existent, so I decided to start using TriChlor tabs as the sole primary source of chlorine. However, the levels never climbed up like I thought they would. Here we are, six months later and I can still see the dot at 30.

    The weather has been crazy- much rain to high temperatures in a matter of days. The pool did overflow on one occasion but I don't think it was significant enough, plus the CYA levels never were over 30. I am not necessarily complaining (I know the problems that come with a high CYA), I'm just curious as to why this is happening.

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    Re: ATTN: Houston Peeps - CYA question

    Overflowed once,----but how many times did you catch it before it did and actually pump it down?
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    Re: ATTN: Houston Peeps - CYA question

    woodyp, not sure I understand.

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    Re: ATTN: Houston Peeps - CYA question

    Can you look up the amount of rain you've received since January? That will give you an idea of how much water was really
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    If you have an idea of how many tablets you've used, you can enter it in pool math to see how much it should have raised your CYA.
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    Re: ATTN: Houston Peeps - CYA question

    PAGirl, each 20# bucket of tabs should increase the CYA in my pool by 67 according to the Pool Calculator. It has rained lots over the past couple of months, but I noted the same issue in years past when we've had droughts. I wonder if CYA breaks down in hot weather.

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    Re: ATTN: Houston Peeps - CYA question

    I ve read it does somewhat, but was thinking it wasn't a significant amount.

    Looks like you've had nearly 30" of rain since Jan. that's a significant amount of water.
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    Re: ATTN: Houston Peeps - CYA question

    Unfortunately, it IS accurate!

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    Re: ATTN: Houston Peeps - CYA question

    New pool, so not really a significant trend, but when the PB turned the pool over to me the CYA was at 90. In a couple of weeks after I started using bleach instead of pucks its come down to 30, but keep in mind that included several huge rainfalls. Not sure how it would do in drought.
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    Re: ATTN: Houston Peeps - CYA question

    I lost 30-40 CYA from rain this year in San Antonio. Most of that was April - May.


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