Brand new mini pebble plaster. I left the forum two weeks with going to Home Depot to buy some stabilizer to get the CYA up since I had none with a total refill. I CANNOT seem to get the chlorine up and Iím super frustrated! I use the PoolMatch, add enough bleach and everyday I come home, itís 1..0 FC, 0-.5 CC. Iím in Texas, itís starting to get hot and I cannot afford an algae bloom on brand new plaster. Hereís my test results, using the TF-100 today.
FC 1.0 (after pouring 2 quarts of 10.00 bleach in it last night care of Home Depot and the night before -- testing every day!)
TA 91 (and I keep having problems with it lowering as well -- in other words, it got below 80, added baking soda, got it up to about 110, and it slowly creeps downwards)
Stonescapes Optimum conditions says the CH should be 200-400 ppm and CYA 50-80 ppm
Iím thinking Iím going to Leslieís (I know, bad word), buy liquid CYA (hated the powdered stuff) bump it up to maybe 50, put pucks in until I can get the chlorine up to at least 3 ppm. Should I be testing it in the morning to see if itís at 5 PPM and depleting to 1 PPM during the day? The pool gets sun all day. I read where my target should be 5 ppm with a minimum of 3 ppm but I canít seem to get there!