My backstory is on the algae board about shocking my pool..
Anyway, I've been shocking, but I started the season with 0 CYA. I started adding CYA 2 lbs at a time, so I didn't end up with too high of a number.
Added 2 lbs in a sock in the skimmer. Waited a week, tested. Doesn't register on the TFT kit.
Added 2 more lbs in a sock in front of the return jet in the center of the pool. Waited a week. Doesn't register on the test.
Added 2 more lbs in the sock in front of the return jet. Still nothing on the test..
I'm adding my last 2 lbs of CYA in the sock. My water levels are holding steady; there is not a leak. You would think after 6 lbs something would show up, it's not that big of a pool! Also, I wait at least 3 days after the last of the cya is dissolved before cleaning the filter.
I'm still fighting algae, because I get such strong sunlight. I get sunburned at 9:30am (changing the motor) and got sunburned tonight at 7pm cleaning the filter. I'm pretty pasty, but maybe that gives you an idea of what kind of light I'm getting.
My water is slowly getting clearer but I feel like I'm never going to get ahead of the game because I lose most of my chlorine during the day! Anyone have any advice?
Melissa, sunburned and cranky