I accidentally drained most of my pool and have refilled it. I am rebalancing the chemicals. The pool contractor I spoke with (who is going to help me with my liner issues in the spring--as draining the pool caused wrinkles and pulling away of the vinyl liner) said to be sure I get the TA back in line and the conditioner. She recommended I add at least 4 pounds of conditioner, which would bring my CYA level up to around 40 or 50.
My question is, does the conditioner do anything other than protect the chlorine from sunlight? If so, I was thinking about very gradually adding the CYA back by using the chlorine pucks my husband and I had stocked up on before we started using pool school and found out they were adding too much CYA to our pool. (We now use only straight bleach and had to drain part of our pool to get the CYA lower this summer.) Anyway, is there a reason I would need to bring the CYA up more quickly? Should I go ahead and add the conditioner? Also, shouldn't I shoot for a CYA level of 30 or so instead of 40 or 50?
I was chicken to ask the pool lady these questions for fear she would chastise me for using this method or confuse me about it, when it has worked great and kept our pool super clear ever since we switched from pool stores to Pool School.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!