Great advice I have found here. Great job on this site. I just inherited my house and have started on the pool opening of this summer. A bit late I know. It was pretty bad starting out. It was a green pond with overgrowth and even a couple of ducks in it. I have cleaned out all the green **** on the bottom including the bugs that were living down there. Some type of water beetle or something. Per being a new pool owner i went to the sorry to say it, Leslies and bought a "couple" of things to at least start killing what was left. Well long story short, I got the water from a lake to a blueish white color after doing what they said was "shocking" the pool. I have received my test kit today and stocked up on a bunch of bleach and I am ready to do this the right way. I have been floating a couple of tabs just to feed some chems to the water till I got my kit.
On my last test from the PS they said
CYA of 65.
This is after Shocking the pool with about 3 pounds of dry clorine grans. every 12 hours 3 times.
I ran my numbers today with my kit about 5 days later and got
Now I have been reading that the chlorine pucks can raise my CYA and I believe that's why its so high now. I am from the bay area/Northern California. My pool gets sun all day after about 11a.m.. Should I keep my CYA to a upper point to help hold the FC?? I really am not looking to exchange 50% of my water on it. The line is about 1 1/2 inches low right now so i will be adding some when I start working on it tomorrow. Thanks in advance guys