Sorry for asking so many questions, but man, this site has the answers, and I want to know!
So yesterday my pool was beautiful, clear, chemistry good, clean, etc. Added some LC to keep the FC right around 9. Then last night we had a pretty good thunderstorm roll through the area, wind, good amount of rain. Went to look at pool before heading to work, and of course, pretty dirty. Lots of debris, leaves, sticks, basically stuff from the trees. Also the water was a little cloudy. Filter was not scheduled to kick on till like 10am, but I went ahead and turned it on, and added some extra time for the Polaris to run, and scooped out what I could from the surface. Then went to work. Dang work!
I would have run a full battery of tests this AM, but had no time. Should I do it when I get home? With the new rain water, will that totally throw off everything? Will the tests be accurate later? Guess what I am asking is, this will happen often where I live. What should my protocol be the day after a storm? Always test and adjust right away? Is there a waiting period for accurate results because of the rainwater?
Thanks for any guidance.