So I have been going crazy for the last 10 days trying to get my pool cleared up - super cloudy, milky colored water. I have been keeping the CYA low for now on purpose because there hasn't been much sun anyway and wanted to require less bleach for now. I have bought and put into my pool 16 gallons of 12.5%, so I can't imagine how much I would have gone through with the CYA higher!
Anyway, I took a sample to the pool store this morning to see what they said and the owner told me my stabilizer is low and asked whether I use tablets for chlorination and I told him I use liquid chlorine. He said "well, you can't get stabilized without using powder or tabs" and I told him I am adding CYA in a sock and he said "CYA doesn't work on liquid chlorine." Now, I believe from being on this site that this is total bunk, but wondered if anyone else has heard this. It seems like they will say about anything! He also said that sodium will build up in the pool from liquid chlorine and be corrosive, but not so with the powdered stuff. ????