I've been lurking as a guest for a year or so. This is my third season owning a pool and what got me here was growing tired of fighting CYA and pouring hundreds of dollars into the pool trying to keep the values in the acceptable range. Nothing new here. I replaced the broken tablet chlorinator with the Liquidator last week and so far things are running smoothly. Except for the CYA which is 190 everything else is in the acceptable range. FC is 5.1
Wednesday I noticed a slight chlorine odor while I was in the pool and my boys all had red eyes after they came out. If I read the pool basics correctly, red eyes are caused by CC and not FC. Is this correct? Tonight I could still smell a slight odor of chlorine in the water but no red eyes were observed. I did add Calcium (3lbs) on Wednesday prior to going into the pool if that matters.
Going back to pool basics a chlorine smell is an indication of CC which means the FC is "attacking" something (algae?) in the pool. The water is crystal clear but I did battle algae for the better part of June, early July.
The pool doesn't have a "nice" feeling, the water feels hard. We have a softener in the house, Cincinnati water is generally hard though our source is on the lighter side of the scale. Am I just spoiled by the softener?
Appreciate the advice and knowledge I've learned thus far.