first of all this is a great site, I've been reading it for a few weeks and there is so much great information. Thank you to everyone.
I have an above ground pool that has a SWG. I've had it a couple of year but just now am really trying to understand it. I've had a very ordinary summer because the SWG cell gave up the ghost just as I left for the christmas holidays and I've been unsuccessfully battling algae ever since (due it would seem to my own mistakes!). I have just got back from 3 days away and the pool is pea green again - even though I shocked it the previous weekend.
I have just received a Taylors 2006 test kit My water testing shows that:
Based on pool maths this seems to suggest I need to get FC to 24 (I had previously been aiming at 12!!), I also believe I need need to get my PH a bit lower - 7.2 - 7.4. And based on the advise on SLAMMING I need to be a bit better at judging when I have killed all the algae!
I would love to know if I have interpreted the information correctly? But also have a couple of questions.
1 is the SLAM instructions suggest using liquid bleach - is this just standard bleach that is bought is a supermarket?
2. I've seen the recommendation for CYA to be 80 in a SWG pool. This seems at odds to advise from other pools and seems to raise the FC level for slamming exponentially? Do I need to adjust CYA at this point?
Thanks for any pointers.