I bought a house last year with a pool, I fired my Pool Guy after a year as I was spending more money fixing the problems he created on top of paying him to keep the pool up.
So I have decided to take it over, I have the TF 100 Kit on order, should be here next week.
I had our local pool store, pretty good one local only not a big chain, test my water and my CYA is at least 100 right now. (Highest he said they could measure)
I know the only way to get it out is dilution, however, living in California right now and the city I live in require two things:
1. A permit to drain more than 10% of your pool.
2. I will get a $500 fine for filling my pool after letting the water out.
I was reading another website and they stated that CYA really just floats on the top of the pool to prevent the UV rays from getting to the chlorine. I thought the CYA actually bonded with the Chlorine and so it would be dispersed in the pool.
The reason I ask this, according to this other site, if you block off the main drain and just drain off 1-2" of water (I have enough yard I can hide that water run off) then fill the pool back up, the CYA should be greatly reduced.
Any logic to this?
Thanks for the help.