A caller complains of "High numbers on all his tests". The radio hosts find that he is reporting high values of chlorine, alkalinity, pH, and stabilizer. He says he has already turned the automatic tablet feeder down to 1 and one time he didn't reload it, but still chlorine is high. The hosts say that not reloading the feeder for now is a good thing, until chlorine values get back to normal. And, the Biogard representative adds, he can always shock with non-chlorine shock.
I note, on the strip test jar that I keep for amusement purposes, that High CYA is >150 ppm, High Free Chlorine and Total Chlorine are >10, High Total Alkalinity is >120 and High pH is > 7.8.
The radio hosts tell him that with the TA high, he needs to keep CYA high. But they are telling him to let FC drop -- apparently down to 3 ppm which is what the strips call OK.
Poor guy has been Pool Stored without even going to the store!