I was pumped that my house had a pool when I bought it a few years ago. I have the "I can fix anything" attitude typical of an automotive technician. It has since become a very expensive and humbling hole in the ground.
I have been back and forth with algae issues with this pool forever. I can never seem to stay ahead of it. It has been a lot better for the last two summers though. But I have to keep 3 chlorine floaters fully stocked with Tri-chlor and brush daily. Then hit it with a dose of Phosfree and algaecide once a week. But even then, if I miss a step the pool will bloom up very quickly. I also noticed that I had a hard time keeping my FC levels up high enough to even register on my test kit.
I bought a good test kit and started researching. Now I think I've figured out some of the errors in my ways, but I'm looking for a little hand holding
CYA 200 would be my guess based on how quickly the black dot went away on my Taylor kit
Now I see why I have such a hard time keeping chlorine in this pool.
So from these numbers, would you recommend doing several partial drain in refills or run a high chlorine system?
Any recommendations for chlorine since it seems that I should ditch the 3" tablets?
Thanks for any help or suggestions. And let me know if you have car issues