Borates 30 or 50, probably 50
Temp Average 92 with spikes to 96 or higher, never below 89.
Water clear and sparkling
Pool covered with Auto cover at all times except for swimming.
Swimming average 1 hour every other day during week, 3 hours on weekend.
So the kids reported the pool was ďstinkyĒ the other day. I got in and noticed something too. The neighbor was mowing his grass, I attributed it to the smell of cut grass although it didnít really smell like that. It smells more like dead lizards, or dead frogs, or compost maybe. We do get every other day or so dead lizards, frogs, bugs, moths, centipedes etc. I empty the skimmer basket every day.
As Iím writing all this out, Iím wondering, if my chlorine level never drops too low, I shouldnít smell this. I guess it could be something in the yard wafting over the pool, or maybe something rotting in the Auto cover pit. But I smell whatever it is when I get in the water and get my nose right down on the surface.
I thought about shocking, but it takes forever for my pool to drop back down to normal chlorine levels, but will do if itís the only idea to try. I guess I donít understand what could be stinking with chlorine in the pool.