So unfortunately I came late to this site and my pool is kind of a mess. We had about 2 weeks where the pool was green, I shocked the **** out of it and the pool guy added some chlorine and it came back but now I've finally been doing my due diligence and reading around here. I bought a test kit and seems since I've been using the pucks + shock my CYA levels are sky high.
I think my FC is too low as well. I'd like to move off the pucks and aim for maybe an 80 CYA level since I'm in Phoenix?
CYA=185 or so.
pH = 7.9-8.0
TA = 90-100
CH = ~350ppm
Can I move to using plain old chlorine and will my CYA level go down over time? I'm in no major hurry, maybe by next April or something - 2-3 more months of swim time left this season. Or must I drain to get them under control?
Assuming I move to liquid bleach now, should I aim for about 14 FC or so with my CYA levels? My levels seem off the usual charts
Is my pH bad enough I need to add some acid?