The one thing you will learn about pool builders, they have no clue when it comes to water chemistry. You just replaced a bunch of water due to high CYA. So use products that will add more CYA???
All I can say with the chlorine is to keep adding it until you test a FC level. I would not go over 2 gallons a day. That is about 7 ppm FC.
Ok thank you. He said there are pucks that don't have CYA, which I just don't think is true and I can't find. They did say that I could safely drain the pool as long as my plaster wasn't dry for more than three days. I think I drained about 25% the other day because I chickened out and was worried I would damage the plaster.
As long as you follow the directions in adding liquid chlorine shown in Recommended Pool Chemicals - Trouble Free Pool there is no issue.
If you only drained that amount your CYA will only have dropped that much.
Can you post a full set of test results? I assume you are not using the Poolmath app as your test log is not being shared.
Every few hours is good.Ok. Pool is refilled. CYA is at 40 and I started slamming last night. I checked this morning, added about half a gallon of bleach. Got home and needed to at 3.5 gallons. I can be more attentive since I will be home this weekend. How often should I be checking the chlorine level?