We installed a new pool liner and have zero cya used calcium Hypochlorite to kill dark hunter green algae. 16 x 32 - 59 oz (instruct said 20 oz for 20,000 g) - in reading said to do 4 X - pool store said to do 6 lbs - we were conservative.
Shocked last night husband could not wait until PH below 8.5 (we had already added 5 lbs of PH down day prior and pool store said algae was keeping our PH high) PH was reading 8.5
Today appears the PH is down to 7.8 after I added another 21 oz of PH Down - just added another 7 oz because test strip looks more of a pink than brown
Of course sun and no cy the chlorine shock is GONE but we did get the pool to go from hunter green to blue overnight and reading at 8 am was tot ch and free chl 3 each.
tot chl 0
free chl 0
Pool has been on circulate - is it ok to filter now that algae "appears" to be dead even if readings on chlorine 0 - silly question but is the algae for the moment dead - assume will come back w/0 chlorine in pool ?
I do have our pool robot running and before the shock the sides were so slippery it could not climb - now climbing all over and running perfectly.
We have trichlor tabs and a bottle of clarifier - cya that i should have let my husband put in the pool but after he would not listen to me about lowering the PH - - - didn't happen
How long after calcium Hypochlorite shock can u float some tabs. Should I add CYA now or wait until our next addition of chlorine.
Since we have no chlorine, at what point do we add more chlorine ? can we use CYA bottle and the calcium Hypochlorite as we do not have any trichlor powder only tabs and my understanding is that it's gonna take a lot more cya than what a tab can deliver -- tabs to "maintain" the level
We have baking soda to raise alk but don't want to push PH back up ---
I have read and read and read and re-read and I'm sure there is info out somewhere but I'm worn out at this point.
THANK YOU pool gods.