I have stumbled across this site after foolishly following my local pool stores instructions since moving into my home 2 years ago. I am in the Phoenix area and I get the feeling that most people here are floating Trichlor and using bagged shock at the instruction of the local pool store. I drained and refilled my pool 18 months ago and am now beginning to understand why my CYA is pushing 150+ (per local pool store reading) and why I cant' keep chlorine in my pool.
I understand that I need to get a proper kit to maintain my pool moving forward (ordered the TF-100), but what my question is should I even attempt to drain my pool and refill in the summer? I am seeing highs of 107 degrees already and I am not sure it is safe to drain and refill like I need to to get to a CYA level that will allow me to maintain my chlorine levels.
I also intend to switch to liquid chlorine for my primary chlorine source as the tabs may be convenient, but I don't enjoy draining my pool yearly.