Hi I am new and last week I introduced myself as having a small but daily algae problem. I have ordered the K-2006c kit from the USA and still waiting. In the meantime I was recommended to add 1 gallon of bleach daily. It's was suggested that if I could get a reliable test for CYA and FAS-DPD I could get started. I have since got test kits for both from a new company in Australia. They use Taylor reagents and same test procedures. I believe these test should be comparable to Taylor's. They come from clearchoicelabs in Queensland.
So this is what I have done so far
2 nov added 300g Cal Hypo ( didn't have any bleach yet)
3 nov added 1 gallon(3800ml) of 12.5% liq chlorine
4 nov added 1 gallon of 12.5% liq chlorine
5 nov nothing added as had bad weather and rain no sun
6 nov nothing added again bad weather and rain no sun
6 nov received clearchoicelab kits and tested
Test at 5.00pm FC = 25. ( 50drop in 10mls ) CC =0
9.00am FC =25.5 CC=0 CYA =50 ( checked it lots of time and ranged between45-60 depending on sunlight as it was still a sl cloudy day
3.30pm FC=23 sunny CC =0
Also got water tested at 1.30pm at pool shop
also I have been testing ph, TA both around 7.6 and 60-70
also brushing pool twice a day and filter 8-10hours, SWG not generating chlorine as my ORP reading is high at 770mV
so do you think I can start a SLAM?