What could be causing the water to taste bad?
I started this season with an uncovered swamp. But have a crystal clear pool now with good chemical levels. My TA is high at around 200, but everything else is in range. I use bleach for chlorine. The only thing I have down differently this year is, I used 1 bottle of sodium bromide under bad advice from the pool store, and I occasionally put in a calcium hydrochloride puck when I am away for a few days.