using too much chlorine

#1
I just pulled my pool cover off a few weeks ago. It just started warming up in California here. I have been putting a gallon and a half chlorine daily. Whats up with that? PH is fine. I have not checked others yet. The water is crystal clear
 

jblizzle

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#3
Yup, need to know the CYA. What is the liquid chlorine strength?

What does thev water look like?

What test kit you using?
 
#6
TC 5.5
TA 80
Calcium Hardness It comes out light pink- does that count at red?
(Calcium = 150) ( how do yopu know it has copper? Directions say if pool contains copper add 2 drops R012 before
adding R011L)
CYA - it's always clear. It never gets cloudy. It goes all the way too top and I can clearly see black dot. Did it twice.
Ph - 7.8
My water is crystal clear.

ps the neighbor cut down trees that now give me sun till 7 pm every day. Before sun was blocked by 1:30.
The kit is two year old.
 

jblizzle

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May 19, 2010
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#7
2 years is starting to push the life expectancy of some of the reagents in that kit. I would recommend ordering some refills.

Sound like you have near 0 CYA. So that means you can lose 50% of your FC in a hour of noon sun ... and likely lose it all every day.

Raise that up to 30-50ppm (depending on your location ... add it to your profile please ;) )