Fresh water is in the pool after draining and professional muriatic acid cleaning to remove resistant purple haze and be rid of CYA levels exceeding 150 most of the summer. The only difference in protocol was replacing sand with glass media and using their once a month application of Enhance Summer stabilizer.
All was going well with balancing the copper and calcium laden fresh fill following the typical pool supply store's BioGaurd "party line" (as I have with varying success over the years) until the TA/pH adjustment met erratic chlorine levels. You guessed it, orange staining and I turned to your website. There is no question I am fully converting to BBB once I unravel the mess I'm in.
Following your directions, the ascorbic acid treatment erased the orange stain and I'm in that magic window now, waiting for the blue haze to lift and my new TF100 test kit to arrive via expedited UPS. Until then, I've been dosing the pool with Polyquat 60 every other day because I'm unwilling to release the puck fed chlorinator to full duty and I'm sure not shocking the water with dichloride.
Is it okay to go "cold turkey" with the BBB program at this juncture and use the poolcalulator.com to determine bleach sanitization amounts?
Following stats taken with test strips and verified by pool supply store earlier today (or yesterday now).
Thank you in advance for your advice and support.