I have a 18 x 48 Intex round blue beauty (LOL) pool. I currently am using the Intex 2500 gph pump, skimmer attached. I have a tube sock filled with stabilizer. But, my problem seems to be that for the life of me I cannot keep chlorine in the pool. I took my pool water to be tested last Saturday at the pool store, where everything was fine except for my CYA was low (at 10). I purchased the container of stabilizer and I put it into the tube sock and hung it on the side of the pool, giving it a squeeze every once and again.
My pool has been looking a wee bit cloudy but I haven't been able to do much with it as we had storms (and of course this had to occur after I vacuumed the pool with my Aqua broom). but today, I went to check the pool and the skimmer is doing its job, collecting what it should. The bottom is going to need a good vacuuming again, but here are my results. I had some test strips so I did both (just cause that is how I am). I used a Taylor K 2000 and I purchased the CYA test to test that, and here are my results:
TH = 400
FC = 0
pH = 7.5
TA = 120
CYA = 30-50
TC = 0
FC = 0
CC = 0 (it was completely clear)
CYA = 30 ish (if we had to guesstimate, it would be like 33)
So, my main issue is that even after shocking the pool, I just can't keep chlorine in the dang pool. I have used the pool calculator to figure out what I need to add. So since the FC was at 0, do I just need to start the shock process all over again? I plan on testing my water in another half hour to see what it is currently at (the chlorine levels).