(Please pardon the newbie question - I read pool school and browsed for a few hours)
I just had a pool installed last October, filled with a water truck. We opened it for the season a few weeks ago (only because we were pouring the patio around it) - it's way to cold, rainy to swim in right now (looks pretty clear though!). It came equipped with a chlorinator that fits about 6 pucks in it.
My pool will only be open for about 5 months out of the year (due to weather). I understand that the chlorine pucks will constantly introduce CYA. We get feet of snow in the winter, and inches of rain throughout the spring/summer. I wanted to see if any other cold weather pool people out there that actually test for CYA and use/don't use the pucks - I'd be interested in your experiences. I'm also very interested in any opinions from this knowledgeable forum.
I'm trying to figure out if the pucks may be a good thing (for me) to try to level out my CYA due to how long my pool is closed and the amount of water nature puts into it.
I know I need to test, test, test (and I plan to as soon as I get my kit that I just ordered), but I'm wondering if there's any conventional wisdom about CYA and cooler climate pools.