QUick update. Pool continues to be clear. I test every day (though some days I do OTO to save my reagents for FAS-DPD). The chlorine seems to have stabilized quite well. THough it has been rather cool and cloudy here. We have another cool day today but sunny. So I will FAS-DPD this evening then add any neederd chlorine.
Extended forecast has us in the low 70s for a while. Wife and D will not swim unless the water is 75+ and temp is near 80. So it might be awhile before any but me gets in it. But I feel so much more in control than I did last year. Had no idea about CYA except that by the end of the year the Guess Strips I was using showed that it was very high (nearly 200). So happy to have found this forum!
pH even with some rain, is holding at 7.2. I like my pH, to be in the lower end, especially with the CYA so high. Makes me feel better, since it is less conducive to any type of growth.
Now I just need some hot weather for some pooltime fun! (Got down to 48 here last night...)
Hey everyone, as we head towards closing season here in the north, just wanted to give a shoutout again to the forum! Amazing how much easier my pool care was this summer than last. Last year at this time I was showing definite signs of copper cyaunrite, as I was getting purple deposit on ladders, skimmers, etc. Not to mention the copper staining of my walls, and the constant fight against algae.
This year, none of that! A bottle of 12.5% bleach every day or two (or three) depending on swimmer load, temperature, sunlight, etc. As I was adding the bleach this morning I was thinking about how much I love my pool. At the end of last season I was loathing it!
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