I have above ground 5000 galloon pool. My pool store recommends shocking the pool. Should I do that even with the high chlorine levels? I am trying to lower the pH (It is at 7.0) and CYA is at 1 ppm
FC is 13.0 ppm
TC is at 14.1 ppm
CC is 1.1 ppm
Alkalinity is at 165 ppm
If I lower the alkalinity will that lower my chlorine level at all? Why would they tell me to shock the pool with that level?
From what I understand anything above 10 FC is iffy to swim in, right?