I am a relatively new pool owner and I just want to make sure I am doing my chemicals right. I have a 10K gal. inground pool. I have a cartridge filter that I run 8 hours a day. I live in FL and my pool gets alot of sun during the day. I used to use trichlor pucks in my auto. feed filter but found that my cya was always too high. I switched to the BBB system and I test daily with my Taylor K-2005 test kit. Here are my current numbers:
I just emptied my pool of 40%of water yesterday because my cya kept hovering around 80 (from using the pucks). My questions are that I need to add chlorine every single day, at least 41 oz. or more and my ph rises almost daily. Is this normal? My water is crystal clear and has been since it was built and filled in the middle of 5/07. Also, when I do my testing for FC, after adding the reagent, do you read the results immediately or wait a few seconds and let it settle down? My FC reading always goes down a bit after a few seconds. Sorry for going on and on. Just wanted to put all the facts down. Thanks so my for the help and this is an awesome site. I would totally be lost without it and relying on those unreliable pool stores.