Hi everyone. New user here. Completely new to pools. Have always wanted one, and finally bought a house with a 20K Gallon inground pool. First thing I did was buy the Taylor kit to do all my testing.
Having an issue and am not sure what it is. I can't figure out if it's some form of algae of just pollen. It will collect overnight on the bottom, sometimes in the "crecives" of corners. My shallow end is completely clear, but my deep end is somewhat cloudy. It's a sand like brown/yellow color. and when you wave your hand over it in the pool it distributes like a dust cloud only to settle down at the bottome again a few hours later.
I will post all my test results when I get home, but as of yesterday my TC was in the 6-7ppm range and my CC was around 1ppm, which I believe is a sign of a problem.
I vacuumed the pool on Saturday and 80% of it is gone and I believe the residual 20% is what I missed while vacuuming...
How can I be sure it is dust/pollen and not algae?
Can someone explain what the FAS/DPD test is? I thought my taylor kit provided me with all the chlorine testing I needed.
Bleach or Chlorine to Slam and how much? I am leaning toward using bleach but wanted some guidance..