I have owned my above ground pool for several years. It is an oval pool 32'L x 16'W x 4' with a gradual increasing depth to 5.5'.
For the first few years I had no problem with the chemicals and keeping everything clear and at proper levels. Over the last 2 or 3 years, I have been having a very big problem getting the Alkalinity to raise. Last year in fact the pool water was so acidic that everyones eyes were burning and the water has a foul tast.
I reasd on a few other forums that using "stabilized Chlorine tabs" will lower Alk. levels since they cointain CYA to stabilise the chlorine.
I have added many pounds of Borax and banking soda to the water to bring the ph levels up which contantly remain below 7.
Has anyone had similar problems with using stabilized chlorine??? This Year I am switching to the BBB method and using standard houshold bleach.