I am trying to get things lined out and thought I was done. I live in south Texas and my water temp was 92 degrees at 9 pm last night. I am curious if this may be causing my algae issue to get worse.
I recently completed the SLAM and all seemed well until FC level dropped to 4, water temp seemed warmer, did not check temp but it felt noticeably warmer, and I had also reduced pump run time to 12 hours per day. Green little algae all over surfaces the next day
Does the pump run time factor in to algae prevention?
I checked my CYA and it showed 30 to 40 hard for me to tell. This test is hard for me to distinguish. I have the big bucket of granulated dichlor that I would love to use to chlorinate while raising CYA but don't know if there is an accurate way to see how much CYA I would be adding. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
One other thing I failed to mention was the fact that the steps had a bunch of nasty leaves underneath them that I finally got out. I also plan to get those nasty green sand bags in basically Ziploc bags that leak out from under there and use the bleach bottle filled with pea gravel or pvc weight method this weekend.
I began slam again yesterday but have had guests over so it has been difficult. I should be able to do this properly this weekend.
I tried to be thorough in description, let me know if there are questions. I will post numbers tonight as well if needed. Thanks