Hello all, new pool owner here, and looking forward to becoming an active member!
Purchased my house in early August, pool is 10-12 years old. I had a LARGE pine tree cut down that was next to the pool shortly after we moved in, and have been dealing with chlorine issues ever since.
I've yet to start the BBB method, as the previous owner left me with a large amount of supplies, including an almost full bucket of 3" chlorine tabs.
Anyways, fast forward, everything is basically perfect on the pool, with the exception of chlorine. The levels are constantly low, a week ago the pool was cloudy, we had just returned from out of town, so I took the water to be tested (yet to buy my own kit), nothing too crazy going on, except chlorine was .4.
Added some acid, shocked, and added microfloc, 2 days later, clear as day. Take water to get tested again, chlorine is now .3, decide to shock it again last Friday, using the last of my smart shock from previous owner. Yesterday, test reveals all levels are good except chlorine is still only .4.
They should be calling me today with the results of the chlorine demand test, I've got to figure it's going to reveal I have a demand issue, but figured it couldn't hurt to ask on here first. If I do, how do I solve it?