I set up my new INTEX pool a few weeks ago, and tried to follow the rules for setting up seasonal/temporary pools shown in pool school.
Everything looks/works great, but I have found that my pool EATS chlorine, even with the recommended levels of CYA. For example, I can put in 11 ppm chlorine in the morning, and by the evening there is 0. Given that the 'ideal' for my pool is supposed to be between 3-7 at all times, it seems like I'd have to add small doses every 4 hours to maintain that amount properly. Am I missing something, or is this to be expected for small pools in the AZ sun? (FC consumption is somewhat slower if I leave the cover on, but that makes the pool *hotter* by the evening.)
I am currently using a combination of some test strips (generally useless but they do a great job of showing if I have ZERO chlorine) and the OTO FC/pH drops.