Chemically my pool has been perfectly balanced....UNTIL.
I decided to add some agaecide protection and added polyquat 30 as a precaution since we're entering a crucial period this time of year here for algae bloom and takeover.
My cholrine won't even register now.I had maintained it at 4-5 ppm....now nothing even after adding 2 gallons of liquid cholrine.
PH has risen to 8.4 and it had been staying steady at 7.4.
I've only added the polyquat at 2 oz per 10000 gal...once a week for the last 3 weeks.
Anyway....I was going to try and tackle the metal staining so I ordered 5 pounds of citric acid from chemical store.
Just added 3 cups volumn( dry powder crystals) since it was advised to bring chlorine to 0 before treating with the acid.
I'll run pump for 24 hours and see how stains look.I also ordered metal magic...I'll wait to add that when and if I begin to see stains dissappearing.
I just can't understand how the chemistry could get so out of whack with a few ounces of polyquat.
Thanks in advance for any advice