I'm really at my wits end so I appreciate any help. I apologize if this has already been covered somewhere else. I've read as much as I could on this forum and am still at a loss as to how to fix my problem.
I can literally never get enough chlorine in my pool. My CYA number hovers between 30 and 50. My Ph number hovers between 7.2 and 7.5. My chlorine numbers stay around .1.
I used the pool calculator to calculate how much bleach to put in my pool to get to a good level of chlorine, around 4ppm. The calculator said I need to add 130oz of 6% bleach. I added that, no movement. I added another 180oz the next day, which is the size of the big bottle of bleach at walmart but still nothing. I added another 180 a few hours later, still nothing. I did the same thing the next day with no effect. I have literally put over 900 ounces of bleach in my pool in three days and I have only gotten the chlorine level to rise to .5.
If it helps, I'm in south Alabama. My pool is in direct sunlight all day long and It is crazy-hot right now. The high here tomorrow is supposed to be 99. Could this be my problem? I'm desperate for help. The chlorine levels weren't right so the family didn't get to use the pool over the Memorial Day weekend. I'm not in a good standing with the wife! Help!