First time on TFP. After 3 years of struggling to get a FC reading >1 despite high TC levels, I finally came across this site. Now that I have a good understanding of this relationship, I am attempting to finally balance the pool.
Numbers this morning (ClearCare testing system computerized water system at pool store) after 4 bags of 73% shock last night:
FC = 0.63
TC = 7.63
CC = 7
pH = 7.3
ALK = 72
CYA = 30
In an attempt to quickly raise chlorine, I added 10 gallons of 8.25% bleach rather than more shock. 6 hrs later - still no chlorine on dip test strips (all I have at home at the moment).
Any ideas as to how much additional bleach may be required to get the FC up to shock levels (10-12 ppm)? I would like to get it there ASAP since the pool has been hazy with pink algae forming under the ladder steps.
Thanks in advance,