Pool size: 25000 - 30000 gal
pebble tech bottom
location: full sun - phoenix, az
floating 3" chlorine tablets <------------------just started using this a week ago
add 1x 96oz jug of bleach EVERY night
For the last 2 summers for the most part, I've ONLY added bleach. Every now and then, I'll lower the PH with "PH Minus". I've noticed at night with light on, the water is a bit cloudy, but only noticeable when looking towards pool light. We also have hard water, but have been noticing heavy calcium build-up around pool rim. Perhaps its just b/c the tile are dark blue?
Morning FC: 5 ppm
Morning CC: 0 ppm
Night FC: 0 - 0.5 ppm
Night CC: 0.5 ppm
Admittedly, I havn't checked CYA for quite awhile; but what would explain what I call, "extreme" loss of chlorine? At this rate, I get 12x 96oz jugs of bleach for $31 and that lasts 12 days, for a total of roughly $80 / month; not to mention the cost of the 3" chlorine tabs. At this rate, it would be cheaper to hire a company to maintain the chemicals; they charge $70 / month.
Just looking for a little advice; thanks!!