CYA: between the 30 & 40 line
I have had my intex pool set up for about 3 weeks now. Like many others I didn't find this site until after I had bought all the Aquachem stuff at walmart. Once I found this site I immediately ordered the TF-100 and have done 3 test so far, all with the same results except FC has fluctuated.
I have been using the chlorine tabs since I got the pool but I am switching to bleach today. I realize my FC is a little high but I went out of town for a couple days so I added an extra tab just incase it rained or anything while I was gone. I have the cover off and the sun should be eating some of it up by now.
So far I havent had any problems with the water at all, it has been crystal clear since I filled it up. I do have a couple questions though.
1) With the FC, which CYA level should I be going off of 30 or 40?
2) Has anyone had any luck with the stock pump/filter that came with the pool? I know it is not the best but with not having any problems with my water would it really be necessary to change it out for a better one?
3) I have had to add water a couple times to get the water back up. Maybe and inch at a time. Is that enough water to affect my CYA? I guess I am asking would it be easier to continue using pucks hoping that it will stay at the 30-40 mark or go ahead and use bleach and then add stabilizer when it drops low enough? What would be the number at which I would add CYA again?
Oh and I live near Savannah, GA. I will put that in my sig time now.
Thanks in advance!