New Member who is just starting to learn how to maintain my own pool

Sam U

Member
Jun 19, 2019
5
Houston
Why is my 15k gallon inground pool using up some much chlorine? It seems like every 3 to 4 days the pools starts to get a light yellow tint on the walls. I brush, vac and add 1.5 gls of 10% liquid bleach and it clears up. it reappears again in 3 to 4 days, is that normal? A TF-100 kit is arriving tomorrow to better understand the chemistry.

Sam U
 

Mr Bruce

TFP Guide
Mar 24, 2014
2,438
Greenville, SC
Good on you to get a proper test kit. Chlorine is consumed every day, it needs to be replenished regularly. Once you have your test kit post the results, until then add a half gallon of chlorine every day with the pump running.
 

frustratedpoolmom

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
In The Industry
May 20, 2007
12,226
SWSuburban Chicago, IL
Why is my 15k gallon inground pool using up some much chlorine? It seems like every 3 to 4 days the pools starts to get a light yellow tint on the walls. I brush, vac and add 1.5 gls of 10% liquid bleach and it clears up. it reappears again in 3 to 4 days, is that normal? A TF-100 kit is arriving tomorrow to better understand the chemistry.

Sam U
You are adding chlorine every day, right?