So, I am just SO frustrated! I found TFP last year and I've been a convert from that time forward. My little AG pool was perfectly crystal clear for the rest of the year last year.
This year, I was SO confident! I knew what to do and it was such a relief. Well, I feel like I'm back to square one again. This is a brand new pool as our old one had too many leaks in the liner. So, fresh new water and new pool. The only "carry over" from last year is the pump and filter housing.
As we live in hot and sunny northern CA and the pool is in the sun all day, I have my CYA at 55. But, I have still lost about 6 ppm per day of chlorine. I didn't do an OCLT until I noticed a couple of algae spots on the floor of the pool. And, then I realized I had a problem.
I immediately scrubbed it all down and started a SLAM. The water has been clear all along and I've never had more than .5 CC, so I assumed that this would be a quick and easy thing to turn around. Unfortunately, it isn't. I have yet to pass the OCLT. In fact, I usually lose 6+ ppm per night. I lose 9+ ppm every time I test during the day! Since I have fairly high CYA, my slam level is around 24. It is dropping to 11 and 13 during the day.
Since day 2 of the SLAM (today was day 6), the water is not just clear, it is CRYSTAL clear and sparkling. I have checked everything for hidden algae...its just a tiny AG pool after all? I apologize for the rambling message, but I'm just SO frustrated! Shouldn't I have at least a little CC with that much chlorine loss during the day and night?