I came home from work and found my test kit had arrived. It looks like a well organized kit that will be easy to keep clean. I also got a speed stirrir and that is awesome! I'm going tell all my reef tank peeps they need to pic one up as it really speeds up testing and makes it less a feat of agility. My results....eeek. what's the world record for CYA?
CYA-? it's a lot. I did the test with the 50ppm sample solution and came up with a reading between 40 and 50. I did the test as it instructs on the laminated card and maxed the test out very quickly. I looked up the dilution method and again, couldn't get up to 100. I then tried with just 1/4 pool water and 3/4 tap water. I don't know if the test scales like this or not, but even then I couldn't get to 100. Argh. It's safe to say the level is super high. 12 yrs of trichlor pelets and twice 4lb/wk of bioguard shock are the culprit? So, I'm having a new liner installed in Oct., obviously after that I will be starting a new with my own fresh pool water, but can I maintain the pool in the mean time? It looks and feels perfect. I've avoided pool my whole adult life as they always gave my red eyes, headaches, sneezing, etc. I have none of those symptoms in this pool, probably cuz the CYA has that FC on lock down. Is there anyway, safe, way to push off draining this pool until Oct? thanks for the help,