So here is my situation... I'd love your general thoughts.
My my pool was built last year. Our pool builder maintained the pool for the first year and I never had problems. He used pucks with CYA.
My pool builder got out of the maintenance business so he off loaded his business to an established business in the area. Almost immediately, I noticed some algae forming. So I called the company and asked what was going on...about 4 days after they left, pool was turning. and, worst of all, the pool ph was always high-8.0 minimum. Basically the problem was he was only using liquid chlorine and he would put the FC at about 3 then leave. Problem is my CYA level is 80! I"slam"Ed my
pool with success, BTW.
I have been been reading these forums for about a year and decided to get into this myself. And all has been pretty good but maybe you have some suggestions. First of all, I live in CA and draining the pool is the least desire able option- will probably just wait for rainy season to drop CYA.
my current stats are as follows:
20k Gallon pool
I keep my FC at between 6-11.
two questions... My pool gets direct sunlight for the entire day. My chlorine usage when not using my pool at all is about 3ppm. That seems a bit high from what I've read on here... But does anyone have any thoughts?
second, I have noticed some white buildup on some tile. I'm thinking this is from when the ph was high. But do you have any thoughts?
my calcium hardness is a tad on the low side, but according to Taylor and pool calculator, my pool is balanced. You think I should add some anyway? I'm thinking of just raising it to about 260. But since I'm good on the calculators, maybe it isn't necessary?
thanks so much for your help!