This is a great site. Thank you to everyone who dedicates time to keeping it up and running! I'm hoping to follow the rules here, but not totally sure where to post about a problem I'm having, other than here in the introductions. I apologize in advance if this is the wrong place to post!
Our pool is crystal clear. My TA is 148, ph is 7.2, CYA is 29 (however I just added stablizer two days ago so it may be higher after a week). My CC is .5 and my FC is .3.
Shocked the pool 3 times this week and have 5 trichlor pucks in the skimmer, but chlorine won't rise. Pool store said the problem is phosphates, which after reading your site seems like a gimmick. Unfortunately, I already added one bottle of phos-out before reading your site.
I can't seem to find answers to this anywhere on the internet, so maybe you all know:
can we swim after adding phos-out?
can we swim in such low chlorine levels?
shouldn't the water be cloudy with such low levels of FC?
Can I use the bleach method of shocking after just adding phos-out?
Thank you SO MUCH in advance!
Jen from Maryland
25,000 gallon plaster IG w/ cartridge filter