First of all I want to say thank goodness for this wonderful sight. I bought a good test kit and now my pool water has that "sparkle" to it. I plan on draining my pool water this weekend to bring down my CYA and CH.
My CL test results look like a roller coaster throughout the day.
8AM: added 182 oz bleach and ran pump all day
10AM: CL was 14.5
2PM: CL was 10
5PM: CL was 14 (I tested twice to verify the number)
9PM: added 182 oz bleach and ran pump for 3 hours
7AM: CL was 11
Noon: CL was 9.5
10PM: CL was 10
7AM: CL was 10.5
I was wondering if I'm using too much DPD powder or not enough causing my CL numbers to go up throughout the day. Why would this be happening? Does this happen to all rookies?
Current test results:
CYA: 120 (guesstimate)
My wife looks at me like I'm crazy for dumping bleach in the pool.