I'm a new owner of a new pool (2 months old) and a little out of my depth (no pun intended) with its' management.
Chemistry this morning looked like:
Free Cl : 0.0ppm
Total Cl: 0.2ppm
Alkalinity (w/ stabilizer correction): 96ppm
My biggest concern is the Free Cl. I think with low Salt levels; the chlorine generator can't keep up (that combined with 8 kids and a dog in the pool 4 hours and lots of UV (So Cal) at the moment. I just topped up the salt but should I be adding chlorine tabs in the interim. TriChlor, DiChlor, granules? From my reading, TriChlor will raise the CYA (which isn't alarmingly high now anyway) but CYA doesn't degrade over time right? Should I use liquid chlorine in a dispenser?
The Free Cl was @ 0.2ppm a few days ago so I need to do something now before I get algae/ ear infections/ sickness etc. right?
Any help appreciated!