I just started posting and really paying attention to the balance of my water about a week ago in hopes of better water quality, but I have used alot of liquid chlorine bleach in the past 5 days!! As of today (the 5th day) I have used six 182oz bottles of 6% Clorox and I need to find out if this is normal. I have been running a few 3" Trichlor pucks as well just to keep from getting to 0 FC levels.
It's starting to get a bit frustrating since I have spent roughly $16 on bleach in only 5 days, at this point it will run me roughly $64 a month just in Chlorine.....seemed cheaper when I was running pucks and weekly shocks last year.
For my own water tests I do not have the TFT yet but rely on a pool store purchased kit that will only measure up to 5 for FC. If I'm not keeping my FC at the suggested level for my stabilizer will that cause higher chlorine usage?
I will post my pool numbers below to give you an idea of what the pool has been doing but let me say that the pool looks absolutley fabulous with crystal clear waters and no visibale algea but I'm stumped with the high usage of Chlorine. Thanks for any help y'all can provide
April 29th (pool store test)
May 1st after about a 1/3 water change (pool store test)
May 6th (my test figures)
PH: 7.5 - 7.6
CH: not tested
CYA: 50 - 60ppm
Overnight FC Loss: .5 - 1ppm