I am a new member. Have been reading everything so that I can be in complete control. I practically have studied your information, but since I am 65 I had to go over things like 100 times. I was so excited to get starte. I ordered the Taylor 2006c and my heart sank when my cya reading wa 220. Of course I know WHY!!! Those chlorbrite granules from Leslie's pool supply ,along with the shock...granular...that I have been using have messed up my pool. I wanted to SLAM it and switch to chlorox bleach, but my hands are now tied with such a high cya. I am so upset!!. What I don't understand is HOW is my water so clear with a fc of between 2-4...or 5. I can't figure it out. I have been shocking it about 1 x per week with the 1 pound granules, and I add about 4 or 5 ounces of the chlorbrite every night. I never have a problem maintaining ph or alk, so how is this possible . According to the pool school my fc should be over 20. How am I getting away with this?.. My readings are as follows: fc - 6 am. 2.5. By 6 pm it drops down to 2.0....sometimes 1.5. Cc is .5 At 6 am which drops to .5 or 1.0 at 6 pm. I then add about 4 or 5 oz of the chlorbrite in the morning which brings it up to 4 ppm, and begin the same thing again. I have been doing this for 4 seasons. Ph is 7.5 , alk is 100. I have a Vinyl liner so I am not concerned about calcium. I took a reading once and it was 220. There are times when after a party with a lot of kids my water does turm real cloudy at the end of the day, and at times I do see a green tinge at corners, but, after the shock, it becomes real clear again.
My pool season will be over in about 8 weeks when the kids go back to school. Should I keep on doing the same and then do a half drain TWICE before closing in Sept, and then1/2 drain again before opening in May??? Please advice me. I trust that you will give me sound advice. I looked into the cya reducer but you do not think that it really works so I am not even trying it.