I just moved into my house with a pool the beginning of March and since Leslie's pool supply is nearby I use them to test the water and the BBB to balance the pool chemistry. The pool had been neglected since the house foreclosed a year ago so I hired a cleaner who emptied it out, cleaned it up, then refilled it.
Of course now I know I should of vacuumed it out and balanced it instead, then used the saved money to buy a TF-100 but live and learn I guess. The problem I'm having is with the cyanuric acid levels. When I refilled the pool I brought the CYA to 50, kept the CL at around 2 by adding ~ 1/2 gal 6% bleach per day, and CH to 27. I admit I haven't tested it within the past week and a half but noticed after adding the usual chemicals the pool took on a greenish tint.
I had Leslies test the water and came out with these results: 0 FAC, o TAC, PH 8.0, TA 120, CH 270, CYA 0, TDS 550, Phosphates 0. I'm worried about the dramatic cyanuric acid loss since I was under the impression that once added it stays the same unless diluted or splashed out. I've only swam in the pool three times and use a cartridge filter so no backwash loss could occur.
Any suggestions on what to do and how to prevent loss in the future. By the way, I do plan on purchasing a liquidator and TF-100 as soon as I have some extra funds, perhaps even when that $300 rebate check comes in.