I had been operating my algae war under the belief that my CYA was at 70 PPM. This result was given to me by Leslie's and I also got the same result by doing my own test with the Walmart cheap kit. My pool was very cloudy when I got these results.
Now that I am about to declare victory in this war, I retested all of my numbers and I came up with a number between 30 and 40 for my CYA. So, is it safe to assume that the algae decreased the clarity of the sample and messed up the results on the earlier tests? (I haven't done any draining of the pool and I have a cartridge filter.) Also, if this is the case, then why would I have gotten a CYA result of under 30 when my pool was green and filthy?