I'm at a loss here... really. Current numbers.
TA ? (turned a weak light orange color, tested twice)
CYA 90 (my test and pool store test 11 days ago said 35)
Started SLAMing around April 15 after my tf100 kit arrived. Pool was very much a swamp. Checked FC levels a minimum of 3 times a day, more often on the weekends. Really started clearing up a couple weeks ago but could not pass the test, so I kept going. All this time been battling PH drop. Tested PH at least every other day when FC levels were low, kept adding borax. 10 days ago paid more attention to TA and noticed it had dropped to 65, not sure why. Had it up to 90.
Last Saturday, since I thought I was close, I focused on TA & PH. Using Pool Calc (have been this the whole time) I brought the TA up to 100 and PH up to 7.5.
Yesterday, dosed chlorine up to 16 again, few hours later it was back down to 2 so I let the kids swim. Dumped a jug in after they were done that evening.
This morning...It's green. I can still see the lines on the bottom just fine but it has a dark green tint to it. It got pretty warm here yesterday, and windy, so I'm thinking alge bloom. Since I can't hold my FC levels up (it was 1 this morning) and wanted to jump on this right away, I dumped 2 jugs in. 8 hours later it's still 22 FC. Poll hasn't been holding the FC levels but now it's green and I only lost 1 ppm per hour??
Lots of things I don't understand but my biggest question is why is my pool green and TA test orange?