Hi brand new season and brand new questions
This year I am starting out right usign BBB, I opened the pool 5 days ago and started out with doing dichlor 3oz each day for 4 days. If I am disolving the dicholr and adding it in front of the return does it still take a week to get an accurate CYA test or can I test it after the 4days to get an accurate reading?
Also our pool location is under a tree and partial shade so the sun does not depleate the cholrine very fast, in fact it takes a long time. for instance after the inital 3oz/4day does of dichlor it will take a few weeks or longer before I will need to add any bleach to the pool, from a cost standpoint that is great, but from a hey we are waiting for safe swim levels it takes for ever.
In the future set up should I aim for a lower CYA so it does not hold the chlorine as stable giving me a little more control over how fast we can use it, or just stick with the reccomend opening schedule? Is there a better way to open it, say instead of doing dichlor for 4 days in a row. Do dichlor 1x a week? maybee its a non issue and I should just open it sooner in the season so it is a good level by the time the weather gets nice or am I just impatient? or is it better to shock it right out of the gate and wait for it to drop?
Also we can safely swim at a FC of like 10 or 12 if we have a CYA of 38 right? I can"t remember from last season.
I have not tested much yet, my FC test kit should be here friday and I will have FC results as I am using a walmart drop kit right now and diluting to 3/1 with distilled water and just guess with those results and what the calculator says it should be after adding the dichlor...but I know last year it tooks weeks for it to drop after dichlor was added.