Hey guys I have to admit, I just stink at this. I have tried to shock my pool several times now using your method and I just can't do it. I either battle it for weeks and have to go out of town or just whatever. In my previous attempts, it would take me a couple days to get to shock level and then I'd have to go to work and during work it would drop like 8 points and I was constantly behind the 8 ball trying to catch up with the numbers and trying to buy all the cheap bleach I could. This time I bought 20 gallons of bleach and decided I was going to do it right over the weekend. FC was at 0 so I added 10 gallons right off the top. Well, I went to test and I ran out of the re-agent. The pool store was closed and closed the next day. (My continuous dilemma) I then added 3 gals every few hours so I could buy the stuff I needed. Now I'm sitting at
Should I raise the CYA?
Can I just raise the chlorine level to like 35 so that I'm not constantly playing catch up? Between running out of testing supplies, bleach and having to work I just feel like I can't ever get out in front. I have also spent hundreds of dollars on bleach and testing supplies not to mention the pool store took me for hundreds earlier this spring. I've easily spent over 1000 dollars this season and still have a pool that will not hold chlorine.
It looks great btw