Background: Left for 60 days on temporary duty with military. Mom was in charge of the pool. Lots of yellow stuff on sides of the pool towards the end of my 60 days. Mom thought it was due to all the little yellow flowers blowing off the neighbors trees. When I got home, pool was pretty clear, but there was no chlorine in it. I noticed a lot of little yellow patches on the sides of the pool.
5/18- 4pm: 74deg/FC 0/CC 0/PH 8.2/TA 100/CH 340/CYA 15 /ADD: 90oz LQ, 49oz MA RAISE FC to 5
5/19- 9pm: 75deg/FC 1/CC 0/PH 8.2/ /ADD: 72oz LQ, 41oz MA RAISE FC to 5
5/20- 2am: 75deg/FC 1/CC.5/PH 7.2/ /NOT SURE WHY I DIDN'T ADD, POSSIBLY OUT
5/20- 6pm: /ADD: 56oz LQ, 182oz Bleach RAISE FC to 9
5/20- 9pm: 76deg/FC 8/CC 1/PH 7.6/CYA 30 /SHOCKING BEGINS /ADD: 182oz Bleach, 48oz LCYA RAISE FC to 14
5/21- 5am: /FC6.5/CC.5/PH7.6/CYA 50 /ADD: 2x182oz Bleach RAISE FC to 18.5
5/21- 9am: /FC15/ /ADD: 182oz Bleach RAISE FC to 21
Since then, it might have dropped below shock levels once, I kept it above 18 for a day or so, then went to the HIGH SHOCK level. Hasn't dropped below about 23 since then. I check it at least every 2 hours from about 5:30am to 10:00pm or later. I usually end up adding another gallon of bleach or chlorine to bring up from 23/24 to 30. Night before last OCLT dropped by 2. So that was a positive finally. It still drops a lot during the day. But I'm hoping that was due to a CYA of 50 with extremely high chlorine levels. I've added at least 23 or so 182oz jugs of bleach.
Now what. Last nights drop was from 29 at 9pm to 25 at 5am. It was extremely windy last night, and there's a lot of debris in the pool this morning. Could that have affected the chlorine as well?
I cleaned the filters about 3 days ago. They were well due for it. I ordered new ones. They came in yesterday, but I didn't want to put the new ones in till the chlorine levels were back down. Should I go ahead and throw them in.
Any help will be much appreciated. BTW, the pool has been crystal clear for several days with CCs no more than .5. Just waiting to pass the OCLT.
14K, Plaster, Attached Spa