I'm new to Trouble Free Pool but have had great results over the past 3 yrs I've owned my pool. I enjoy the posts tremendously, been learning a lot but have a question about dealing with CYA in the 200-250 range. I've been reviewing the CYA/Chlorine charts and trying to really wonder if I should get my FC up to 39 to really shock this thing or try and drain instead.
My question is can I deal with this high FC and shock levels all summer or should I try to drain/fill 6-10 inches of water several times until I can get CYA down?
I've stopped my stabilized chlorine pucks for about 3 weeks now. I know how I got this high CYA it was by dumping too much Bioguard Smart Shock when I first opened up trying to clear the water fast. I have beautifully clear water but just scared of the high levels of chlorine I'll have to maintain to reach the shock level due to the high CYA.
Today's results after 2 gals of 12.5% shock last night
CYA -- using the diluted method and multiplying by 2 I'm at least 200 - 250 using the LaMott Colorq
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.....and thanks for your time!