Well the cover is back on and the pool is closed for the year. Only had the pool guy back two times this summer. The first time to fix/warranty a pump he replaced last year. Second time to Blow the lines and put the cover on. He was one for one on good service.
I had one big issue this year I could use some help on. My wife was the biggest fan of having the pool. The first year we had the pool (this was year two) She likes just floating around and reading a book. She had a great time the first year when the pool guy was using Triclor pucks.
This year using bleach she would get a rash each and every time she got in the the pool. As a result she didn't use the pool much. I looked on line and didn't find much. We also have a hot tub and I just use regular chlorine from the hot tub store and she has no problem at all. I don't understand why it is different.
I ran the pool at these levels:
CYA was around 65
I am wondering if maybe next year I should be thinking of using Triclor or something besides bleach. Right now we are thinking about selling the house. It has some space issues and I feel like **** because I enjoy the pool and she can't get in it.
I realize there are Ramifications regarding the CYA level climbing using the Triclor but around here water is cheap. If I had to drain and refill half the pool each year it would be no big deal. I think I calculated it out and its like $30-50 for a half refill.
Anybody have any thought or suggestions.