We recently refilled our pool, and after reading all over the forum, I still don't know the ideal level of CYA I should have. We live in Texas, and the pool has direct sunlight all day. I don't have a SWG, so the pool calculator suggests 30-50. However, since we do have direct sunlight, does that mean I should have higher levels, around 70-90?
My current level is around 30, and I would hate to raise the CYA level, and then having to drain the pool again. Should I just stick with 30?
I currently add about 6 cups of 6% bleach every day (in our 14,000 gallon pool). Is this a normal amount, or is that high? I am also planning on adding borates, which should reduce the need for chlorine.
So.... should I keep my CYA at 30, or add more??