cya & chlorine levels

  1. L

    Done with the advice of my pool builder and store! Can you help me know what to do?

    I am so glad this forum is here.... it's given me the confidence to start to try and get my head around my pool. The idea that my store and the builder gave me that its as easy as: 1. Dipping a strip in the water and looking for colour matches is an idea long gone!!! Those strips are illusions...
  2. InCoRos

    3 week pool owner - high CYA

    Hello All, New pool owner here , did my best to find answer before posting, really want to learn and maintain the pool DIY Just for my Taylor kit a week ago and did few times testing , compare with Leslie and added some chemicals based on recommendations Of Taylor Chemistry Booklet and Pool...
  3. dntressel

    CYA/Chlorine - Angry pool store guy

    I went to the pool store today with two objectives. I wanted to test my CYA and buy some acid. "Why don't you test the CYA yourself?," you ask. A few reasons actually... That particular test is the least fun one to do because it doesn't require my auto stirrer. I love my Taylor auto...
  4. T

    Reasonable Chlorine Loss?

    I'm wondering how much is considered reasonable chlorine loss for a 24 hour period? Currently I'm losing about 6 FC every 24 hours with a CYA of 37 (also using 6 tabs left over from previous owner). My CC is .5 or less. Does this seem like alot of chlorine loss? How can I lessen it? Pool...
  5. J

    Is dry stabilizer salvageable after getting wet?

    We just opened our large 36,000 gallon pool. Pool opening test results were FC 0 pH 7.2 Total Alkalinity 80 CYA 0 Pool temperature 70 F I expected our CYA to be on the low side but not 0. It ran low all last summer and was 35 when we closed the pool in September. We have to drain...
  6. K

    Confused re CYA or chlorine first?

    Never had an issue. After opening this year can not get the chlorine to stabilize. Pool co sold us chemicals …I’ve used to no avail. (Chlorine, stabilizer etc).Directions say get chlorine up to range then add CYA. Another site says the opposite. I can’t get the chlorine up to a normal range. So...