I tested our CH and came up with 820 or so...really did not want to do a drain/refill so we are trying the Caltreat treatment. However, my CYA is 0...So... should I just proceed and not worry about CYA for now and address it after the caltreat thing is done (~5 days) or should I get the stabilizer in there now?
One thing that concerns me is our levels around opening for FC were 27 and I left the cover open to vent/get sunshine and dropped them down to about 5 or so in a day turning the salt cell down...but now we're WAY down there at .5 or less so now I'm wondering if the salt cell is operating properly...I've set it to 100% and was going to run this way overnight to see how things read tmrw... TA is 110
FC: 0.5 (1 drop pink to clear)
CC: 0.5-1 (accidentally did 2 drops, haven't re-tested yet)
CH: 820 last tested prior to caltreat
pH: 8+ (required for Caltreat)
Does Caltreat kill off your chlorine levels? I did notice the pH dropped with it and had to add about a box of borax so far to bring that up. I think I'm gonna drop by Walmart and stock up on some bleach in case the salt cell is not operating properly...am just a little worried about messing with things part-way thru the caltreat process esp since I'll need to clean the filters off afterwards and that would wipe out the CYA off them which takes a while to get in there...but how bad off am I if I don't have any CYA right now? My FC levels shouldn't need to be as high to stay 'clean' right?