I know better than to talk to the pool store, but I love to see what they have to say about pool levels.
I told them my CYA was at 80 and I was debating whether I should lower it before I close or wait til the spring since I will be lowering the water level anyway for the winter.
I told them that I use bleach and not tablets because I don't want my levels to go any higher. Pool store says "Well you know, bleach has stabilizers that will cause your level to go up too." Really I say, hmm, I thought it wasn't stabilized? It certainly doesn't have CYA in it or does it?
So they go on to tell me that 80 isn't that bad and having a TA of 100 is really too low.
Does Clorox really have stabilizers in it? and if it does, do they affect the CYA level?
I know my cya is high. I had some issues and couldn't get to the store. I had to use the tabs I had leftover from last year. YIKES it climbs quickly.