Marty (@mknauss ) posted up above he wanted you to do the ammonia test. Add 6.6ppm more on top of your 3.4ppm to get you to 10, circulate, test again, and post your results here. Make sure to also test for combined chlorine and post that result as well.thanks for the heads up Deb - not too close to one - but I know where they are now.
I just added 363 fl oz at 6% - which according to the pool calculator should have raised FC by 8.8 - it's now at 3.4. We did have rain last night. Keep bleaching?
Here is what Marty asked you to do, it is away of testing for ammoniaBefore adding CYA -- please do this:
Raise your FC in the water using enough liquid chlorine to get to 10 ppm using PoolMath. Circulate the pool for 15 minutes. Test FC and CC. Report the numbers here.
Test again in like 20 minutes and let us know the results - if ammonia is present FC will drop a ton and CC will be higher. If that's the case you have to deal with that before adding CYA.ok, looks like I'm at 11 FC and .5 CC
Go to any big box or hardware store that has a pool section and they will sell stabilizer and I'm pretty confident it will be cheaper than Leslies. You also won't get the scare tactics and you're wallet won't be so light when you leave.Is there something generic that I can get for it - it should I get something like this at Leslie's - I know people cringe when they hear pool store.
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