Brand new to TFP. Looks like an amazing site so far! Thanks in advance.
Here are my pool details before I address my issues:
Location: Northern Utah
Size: 20x40 Rectangle / 24,000 Gallons / 3 foot down to 9 feet
Filter: Hayward Sand Filter / Auto chlorinator / Hayward Heater (off)
Pool type: In ground/vinyl
Age: 3 years
Test Strips: HTH 6 Way Test Strips
Cover: 20x40 High Grade Crystal Clear Solar Cover
So we bought a home with a custom pool. I have most things figured out except the two issues mentioned in the title subject:
1 - Besides putting gallons of 10% Hypochlorite liquid into my pool every few days, my Free Chlorine usually tests at zero. The other night, it was measuring a little under ideal but this morning, without even using the pool, it's completely at zero again. Any tips? Lots of Clorox bleach? All other levels are perfect! PH, Cy Acid, Alkalinity, etc. I just can't keep my chlorine at any decent level for more than a day.
2 - When we bought the home two months ago, there were two small wrinkles in the vinyl towards the deep end. The owners said that was from when they laid the vinyl themselves. Well, all of a sudden, we have probably 8 more wrinkles ranging from a few inches to a few feet long. It's very frustrating.
Thanks in advance!