Just finishing a battle with mustard algae after neglecting my pool for over a week while in the hospital.
I've had to keep my pool at shock / MA shock for days and clean ladders, equipment, and behind lights but I finally got it I think! I have pass the oclt two nights in a row and the brown dust is no longer reappearing.
I have a few questions before I let me pool back down to normal FC levels:
1) is it normal to lose CYA while consistently shocking your pool. My levels started around 50 but have dropped to below 30. I haven't back washed enough to justify this drop, IMO. Could it be a misreading with the test because of high FC levels? Or is the test accurate and should I maintain FC levels appropriate for 30 CYA?
2) My pool water is a bit cloudy. My PH was a bit high before shocking, but I added acid. Wondering if the cloudiness might go away when I let FC down?
3) there is still some slight yellow discoloration along the borders of the pool floor. I'm hoping these also go back to normal when my FC goes back down and I am able to check FC again. Can't imagine it is anything alive since I'm passing oclt x2.
Latest test results:
PH can't read atm
Calcium 100 (Vinyl)
CYA 30? See above
Thank you all for the wealth of advice available on this site for helping me beat MA!!