Brief history: my AG pool was installed about 3 weeks ago, pool guy told me I had everything I needed for what's left of the season. He gave me a tub of pucks and about 5 bags of shock. We started with 2 pucks in the floater. Using a 2-vial tester that came with the kit and some strips for good measure, I couldn't seem to keep my chlorine up. He suggested I shock it. Morning after the shock, chlorine was way up, by the time I got home from work, down to nothing. I went back to the pool store armed with more water to test, then they realized I needed stabilizer after I kept asking them about the CYA/Chlorine relationship (which I got clued in to here!). Dumped stabilizer in about a week ago, got my Taylor 2006 a couple of days ago and have gotten the following consistent readings:
PH: between 7.6 and 7.8
Average Water Temp: 88
I'm happy with where I am considering how late it is in the season. Knowing now that the pucks will eventually raise my CYA, I'm trying to convince hubby to make the switch to the TFP method. I still have some work to do but my Taylor kit and the monies spent will help me with that.
Here's my question on the actual transition. Does it make sense to switch now with maybe 4 weeks left or do I just finish off with the half tub of pucks I have left? Just wanted some advice from those who've gone through this before. Thanks so much.