Pool owner for three years. After falling into the CYA death spiral, I drained the pool in the winter and refilled. Made the switch to the bleach and have been keeping my FC level above 2.5 for a month. I added a floater with 1" chlorine tablets for a week while I was out of town. Since my return, I've been adding a 2 cups of bleach every other day to keep it between 2 and 5. The CC level is always 0 when tested with the TF-100. I run my pump at full speed for 1.5 hours and then for about 10 hours, I dial it down to about 1/2 speed. I've been brushing every other day...which seems excessive. Nobody else I know that has a pool brushes more than me. However, I missed 2 days until tonight. I tested the water before brushing:
After brushing, you could see a distinct line between the brushed and non-brushed area. The algae was everywhere. Am I missing something? Does the low speed on the pump not circulate the water good enough? Any help would be appreciated.