okay, so heres the deal.....last year removing the cover was such a bear....an all day event (not kidding) we decided to leave the pool uncovered this year. Well, not sure that was a great idea as we have been fighting to get the water clear for mos.
Here is what I have done.....
I have checked and added cya as my pool registered as 0. Last month put in an entire tub of it....in 2 weeks increments. Tested cya, still not reg. ...Tested cya, still not reg again. Now, I'm out of that and cannot test it at the moment. How I put this in was by pouring it into hot water and letting it dissolve somewhat, stirring etc, and then after a few days pouring it slowly into the skimmer. Did this both times I added. It has been at least 2, maybe 3 weeks since I last added.
OKay, can't tell you today what my cya level is today. Have to order more product to test.
OKay, secondly, I should have stock in the amount of chlorine we have dumped into this pool. I am NOT kidding. I have yet to get the pool clear. Blue, yes, clear NOT. I have added up to 9 large jugs of chlorine at a time. And tested the next day to have it reg as only a FC of 2 or even 0. Where the test water does not even turn pink! We scrubbed the bottom and sides of the pool after the last addition.
I have gone into the calc and put in the amount of bleach it has said several times.....nothing....so I just started putting in more than it says to try to knock it out.
When I have tested my CC....it has been about 2.
I am sooo frustrated and just feel like draining the pool and starting over. Gee, by the time I get it straight summer will be over. And I might just do that......17,000 gallons but I think it may be quicker at this point than trying to get this water straight.
(actually, I really feel like taking the pool down and just forgetting it.....it's just been impossible this year and I feel like I've done nothing but dump money into it...for nothing)