Test Results (using TF Test Kit):
I just dumped a gallon of chlorine in the pool last night. It has been 3 weeks since I added 5 pounds of stabilizer.
My main concern has been with chlorine. I am using BBB method, liquid chlorine (10%), etc. The temperature here in Phoenix is now between 105 and 115. I have been adding about 2.5 gal. of chlorine per week. The last 2 times I have added stabilizer (CYA 99%), I still had to add more chlorine within 3 days. Is this normal?
If so, am I not better off paying $15 a week for chlorine instead of $30 per week for chlorine and stabilizer? Up until recently, my CYA reading has been 0
Also, I have not done the CH test before because I have a fiberglass pool. Is 450 CH something to take action on?
The pool is crystal clear. Main debris coming from dirt surrounding my unlanscaped yard, dog hair, moderate amount of tree/bush debris. I skim surface every day. Hayward pool cleaner in good working order (running 4 hours a day) with leaf catcher. I have backflushed once in 3 months.
Thanks for all replies!!!!