This year I drained my pool, reset a leg or two and refilled it. The past few weeks I cannot keep chlorine in it at all. It goes in a matter of hours. I'm full sun from probably 11:00 am till the sun drops past the trees maybe 5:00 to 7:00 depending on the month. I do my own testing and also take to the pool store every now and then. I just got a 5lb bag of CA and put in there, helped it dissolve to speed the process up a bit. I do not have a CA test so I got some of those ghastly strips and depend on the pool store for that. I think it's in my sig but if not then here's the pool info also.
24ft round intex w/ swg. they say it's 12500 gallons.
Pentair test kit and a walmart (regeant) kit, strips for kicks and grins.
my readings today before lunch.
cya 30-50 (strip)
This is a bit before noon I add about 3/4 gallon of 10% liquid chlorine wait about an hour then take a test to the pool store for testing. I tested and of course it was high well above the 3.
Pool store says......
alk 180 doubt that
calcium hardness 70 (added 20lbs of hardness)
cya 100. That can't be. The only stabilzer that is in there is a 5lb bag.
low salt they say so I added 2 bags of salt.
I"m not that worried about the salt thing because I'm in full sun so much that little swg intex supplies just can't keep up the demand. Guess i need some trees.....
My ph and alk have a little bit of a float cause when I add water from the faucet it's so off the charts I have to add acid every time to bring it back down.
I clean the pool, add the stuff, get in float for a bit, get out piddle then for kicks and grins I just went out about 30 minutes ago and tested the chlorine... low and behold it's already dropped to 2.
Just hubby and I, no neighbor kids in pool recently.
It's bugging the **** outta me how the chlorine can leave so darn fast!! I've had this pool 4 years now and never this bad.
I will say... the past four jugs of chlorine are a different brand that Atwoods has started carrying. Could that be it?