I'm new to the site and did a bit of reading before this post. Currently I'm waiting for the TF-100 kit, should be here in 2-3 days now.
My pool is a large pool 38K gallons and is painted with an epoxy paint over a fiberglass/plaster mix. Using a suction side kreepy crawler style cleaner. Before this week I have been using pool store chemicals and advice on trying to keep the pool clear. Tons of $ spent in keeping the water clear and frustrated. I found this site and now I'm working at getting to a BBB method as described on this site. Very excited about it.
So I have these worthless test strips and a CL/PH water tester from the pool store that I have had for a while. I now know how useless they are as I have been trying to get a good read on where my water is and why I'm having so many algae break outs.
the test strips showed the CYA off the charts!! (my guess after reading here is because of the tabs that I have used in the past, and the stabilizer the pool store told me to put in the pool, argh!)
So while waiting for the TF-100 kit to get here, I felt I had no choice but to drain and refill the pool, which I did. At least I drained 80% of it and refilled it yesterday. Then I put in 5 gallons of 10% bleach. Checked the water with the kits that I do have and they show a lot of FC and CC, but these kits indicators max out at 10. My water here in AZ, even the tap water is a very high alkalinity, and the PH is reading about 7.6.
So finally to my question, sorry for the long winded intro, just new to the site; The water is cloudy and green tinted, I don't see any algae on the sides or attached anywhere, just the green tinted water.
How long should it take for the water to clear up with a high level of FC/CC in the pool. I wish I had better water readings but as I said the kits I currently have are junk. I think from reading here that the amount of 10% bleach I have put in over the last week, I guestimate the level to be up over 40, assuming my CYA is around 50 to 70 (just a guess). Should I continue to add bleach daily to keep the FC level up high? and if so for how long? Till the water is clear?
thanks for the help