I've been opening my pool for the past month.
Everything appears fine (keeping PH between 7.2 and 7.8; stabilized somewhere between 50 & 100).
When I opened it (24' round, 52" high), I put 3 bags of Blue Wave Chlor-Burst (sodium dicholoro-s-triazinetrione duhydrate).
It's been almost a month and my chlorine levels won't come down.
I have a chemical-in-tubes test as well as a couple of brands of strips. The chemicals-in-tube test shows a shade of yellow that's off the chart (i.e., above 3ppm). Waiting 5 minutes does not change the color, indicating the same level of free and total chlorine.
I thought maybe I should start chlorinating it so a couple of weeks ago I put in my 3" trichlor tablets. That hasn't changed the readings.
Otherwise, the pool is clear and feels fine (no smell, no visible algae, etc.).
I know I messed it up, but not sure how -- or, more importantly, how to fix it.
I'd sure appreciate some help.