It has been hotter than burnt rubber around here for the last couple of weeks and haven't been able to keep my FC level up since I had a pump issue (another story but fixed now) and had to shut the pump down for a day. That day my FC level went down to .5 or 1 and I haven't been able to get it back up. I ran the pump day and night for several nights but it still is .5-1 range.
I went and bought some Chlorox Pool and Spa Green Algae control which has 10% benzyl-C12-16-alkyldimethly in it that I assumed was bleach. I added it late yesterday afternoon and checked FC level this morning, it was still .5. So I got to looking at the chemical make up of true Chlorox bleach and it shows it is Sodium Hypochlorite. I am thinking I did not add 10% bleach with the Green Algae control stuff, correct??
I am trying to get my core FC level back up to 4-5 and let my SWG keep it there.
Any suggestions on what I need to do. Maybe go get some true bleach if the Green Algae stuff isn't bleach. If it is bleach why are my levels not up to 4-5. I added two gallons of the stuff and the pool calc says that should bring it up 4.5 points.