Seems like the time of year when I need to lean on everyone's expertise. We just opened our pool, and we had the CYA to Ammonia conversion that others have written about. My numbers yesterday were:
21500 Gal. outdoor SWG pool
6ish ppm Ammonia
Other chemicals were fine, I added maybe a couple pounds of CYA - not enough to do anything.
So, over the course of an hour, I added 24 96oz jugs of bleach, 3 182 oz jugs of bleach today, on top of 1 182 oz jug I added yesterday plus my SWG cranking away at 100% all last night.
Not counting yesterday and the SWG, the pool calculator says that's 63 ppm.
A couple hours later, I measured, and found this:
10 (maybe) CYA
0ish Ammonia (as far as I can tell - I'm between fresh and saltwater, so the default color matches neither card - however, the color never changed from when I put the drops in).
I cranked the SWG back to 100% and added a few more pounds of CYA (still dissolving).
Am I on the right track? I read about others getting their FC to stay up over a period of time - with 0 CYA, is "up" 1 FC? Is the chlorine burning off quickly, or is it still eating something in the pool?
Any tips on where to go from here (other than being patient) are appreciated.