My pool was filled on April 10th. Once I write that I realize it wan't that long ago so maybe I am jumping the gun. It seems like I have had a pool for forever. I guess because I am going out there so often checking it and turning on/off the pump. We did swim on Saturday but it was cold (water temp 75 degrees)!
Anyway, my concern is that it seems like I am always adding chlorine and yet I can never get a reading that there is any in there! I think I am doing to test correctly. I am going to have to buy more powder soon though because I have been testing so much! When it says heaping teaspoon I pile it on. I wish it was more precise though, like 1/8 teaspoon. I was never good with splashes and dashes in cooking.
I have been adding 10% liquid chlorine and I have an inline chorinator. The inline chlorinator I have had set on low because of what I have learned on here about high CYA. Yesterday, after once again testing and getting no FC or CYA readings, I jacked that thing up to 5 (the highest) and added 12 cups of 10% bleach (over twice the amount I was supposed to but I'm tired of my 0-0.5 readings). Today I tested again and again the test says I have no chlorine in my pool! So I just dumped 2 1/2 gallons of the 10% bleach in there. I think I let my temper get the better of me. So...
1. Have I screwed up by adding that much bleach?
2. Our temperatures have been 75-80 degrees everyday. Should I add stabilizer?
3. It looks like 1 tablet has dissolved in the chorinator over the last week and a half. Is that about right for being on low for most of the time? Maybe it didn't really start working until yesterday when I put it on high. But there is always about two inches of water in the tube.
As always, thanks in advance for your help!