CYA not raising ?


Well-known member
Jun 13, 2019
Hello everyone ,
Livelox here.

I am adding dichlor instead of bleach and up until now we have enough dichlor to SHOCK the pool (before i knew about slam) and adding every one or two days to maintain FC at 4-5 FC.
What I am wondering is that CYA will not raise ? Or even gets lower?
I am only using test strips to test cya since thats only what I have.
All test strips around 30 showed CYA 0-30ppm.
Is that normal ?

We have added some water here and there after friends came over and when we vaccumed to waste for 15 minutes.


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
You know the issue -- test strips.

I wouldn't bother with them. When you have added enough CYA with the use of dichlor to reach 50-60 ppm CYA, drain a third to half the pool, and start over.