CYA- how often would you add under normal conditions

cfclay

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Apr 24, 2010
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Little Rock, AR
I've had my pool open three weeks- I've added CYA at first- about four pounds.

My readings show about 30 that I've check about every ten days.

Under normal conditions- how often would you add normally?
 

JohnT

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In the spring, and maybe a little to top it off in August if the summer has been wet. Most years just once.
 

Richard320

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What he said. I might add that if there's something abnormal, you may need to add more. By abnormal I mean: plumbing catastrophe where half the pool gets emptied; torrential rains where the pool overflows; 400 pound neighbor entertains the kids by doing cannonballs.
 

cfclay

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Apr 24, 2010
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Little Rock, AR
Thanks guys-reason I'm asking is- I test for chlorine and ph daily and am addiing a fair amount of bleach- probably 80 ounces a day and that barely keeps me at 3-4 ppm of FC. I have only tested for CYA a couple of times- CYA actually helps retain chlorine right?

The trouble free pool method really doesn't seem to be the money saver over Pristine Blue that I thought it would be.... (if I'm implementing it like its supposed to be)....but the pool sure does look better!
 

Bama Rambler

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In Nashville your CYA should probably be closer to 50. 80oz is about twice what I use, your pool is a little bigger but not nearly that much bigger.
 

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