My chlorine yesterday was around 4-5, this morning it was 1. I just added 192oz of bleach to get it around 5.5. I am also adding water as we speak since the water level has dropped since last weekend.
These are my #'s today...
CYA(last time I checked).....45-50
Our pool gets FULL sun and since we finally had our new filter installed last Friday, and we had clear sunny skies on Monday and yesterday, we have been using the solar panels and the water the last two days was 87 and 90.
1) Does pool temperature dissipate the chlorine levels? (in addition to the UV from the sun)
2) How often do you need to replenish CYA with stabilizer? I need to order more CYA reagent.
3) How do you know if you have algae? (Dumb ?) Is it something you see? Feel? My water is clear, but I am constantly worrying.
I know my CH levels are low(er) and plan on increasing to about 200 once everything is operational, but not too concerned since it is a vinyl lined pool. It is just with the kids swimming and trying to make sure the CL and pH levels are balanced, it is tough to find the time in-between to add anything else right now.
I am going to run to the pool store and have my water tested only because I have never done that yet. Have always used TF100 since the pool was completed last month. So far, so good, I just want to compare.
I just wanted to edit saying that although my signature says Autopilot SWG, we still do not have it running yet, so we are still using bleach. Once it is running I know the CYA levels needs to come up a bit. How do you edit your signature with the new site?