New to the forums, but I've been reading since I was in contract in December on my home that just so happened to have a pool. Now that I own it, I'm trying to tackle the pool chemistry.
I ordered the TFT100 kit right away with the speed stir.
The home came with a boatload of Leslie's pool supplies conditioners, triclor pucks, muriatic acid, and algaecides.
After reading these forums, I quickly learned of the perils of the pucks and the CYA Correlation.
However, my first reading results were quite confusing.
FC Less than .5
The CYA solution with pool water was crystal clear. However, knowing that pucks add CYA, this can't be right.
I added 2 gallons of 10% liquid chlorine, and re-tested the next day.
CYA still 0
Then today I tested again, and the CC dropped back down to .5 which makes me think that maybe I don't have any CYA? This time I warmed the temperature of the water up to room temp, and even let it sit in a warm bath to get it to the 70 degree mark that I read about. Current pool temp is about 42 degrees here in sunny California.
Any ideas on what might be going on? Is my CYA test chemicals bad? Do I really not have any CYA? The chlorine loss makes me feel that way but the fact that there were pucks in the pool for the entire month that I was in contract on the house, I would think that there has to be some.
Tonight I put three pucks in the pool floater and will re-test again tomorrow to see what shows up.
Is there any way I can test the chemical to ensure it is working?
Your help is greatly appreciated.
P.S. I will be adding some washing soda to the pool tomorrow as well. Finally found a local place that has it.