I've had 2 plastic jugs floating in the pool for over a week trying to dissolve socks full of CYA. Still no reading. Thought perhaps reagent was old, but reading here, it sounds like this is the most stable of all reagents, so not sure what's up with up with that (use Taylor's). Here are my concerns:
1. I plan to use ph down to lower ph from 8.2. Usually use muriatic, but found a bucket of the dry in the garage, so want to use that up.
2. I need to get CYA readings, as well as Chlorine. We will be going on vacation, and usually add pucks (usually do bleach only) for convenience of those staying at our place. I'm thinking I may start using pucks now to try to help add CYA and lower the pH as well and obviously add Cl.
3. Knowing the above info, how long does it take for the pucks to do there thing (add CYA and lower pH)? I have to give them a boost as I know the pucks will take some time, but wondered how long after I add the pucks, should I expect changes in the CYA and Ph levels? And, what should the flow rate be set at on the automatic Chlorinator?
Thanks so much for any advice. Keep battling slight green!!