Hello All, I am new to the forum and pool ownership so please forgive my ignorance, and I have loved what I read so far on this great forum!
I had my water tested by my Bioguard rep below are the results:
He told me to add salt and hit boost on my AutoPilot, which I did, I asked him about the low CYA number and he told me to ignore it, a week later I tested it again with my test strips, still to chlorine and green algae on the bottom after a long weekend away.
I figured I am losing chlorine due to the low CYA, i then went to Leslie pool and added 8lbs of powder stabilizer, 4lbs diluted slowly using a 5gal bucket into the return, and then two hours laters adding 4more lbs diluted into return.
I am know seeing a flow error on my the display of my AutoPilot, after reading this forum and reading about the sock method, I am assuming I didn't dilute enough.
My question is, if I keep the pump running will the stabilizer eventually dilute itself within my system and error flow message will clear itself?
PS I added 4lbs of shock to clear the algae and get a chlorine boost, as per the kid at Leslie Pool.
PPS, I would like to stop using Mineral Springs and the hands off approach to pool ownership and start getting more hands on, as what I have been doing for the past three years of pool ownership has not been working. Anyone can suggest a plan of action, that would be much appreciated. From the quick browsing I have been doing, ordering the pool test kit that was mentioned in one of the other posts would be the first step? Bioguard Mineral Springs is breaking my budget!