This is my first full summer on the BBB; I converted about mid season last year. I am having issues keeping my CYA and chlorine levels stable. I test everyday outside of CYA as i try to do this test every other week.
After the winter my CYA was at 0 so i brought it up to 40 -50 and was able to use minimal chlorine. This was ok for the first month. Once it started to reach 100 out side I could not keep chlorine in the pool and after the evaporation and fills my CYA is constantly in flux.
Since i can't test the CYA everyday the only way i can tell that it is happening is one day I will pour a whole jug of bleach in after test ing chlorine at 0 and the next day the levels are still at 0. I will then test CYA and wow it is back at 0. I do not have enough regents to test CYA everyday and now I am starting to get algae blooms.
Is there something I can do to keep the values balanced or something i am not doing here? The first month it was as easy as adding 2 cups of bleach each day. Now it seems i am lugging home jugs and jugs of bleach. I was thinking maybe buy some pucks, shock, shock test then add pucks to the skimmer and use the bleach to keep the chlorine level in line. I just don't know but I am tired of buying gallons and gallons of bleach.
I want to be honest here before when i had the inline puck feeder I did not have these issues.
CYA 0 <-- uggg won't stay up
Chlorine 0 < ---- Temps are 108 and no cya is zapping it out