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    Pool Help!!

    So my pool was cloudy yesterday so I shocked the pool with the recommended amount of bleach. When I saw the pool this morning the water was nice and clear. I came home from work today and the water was still clear but I saw some green on the pool floor which means I still have algae. I tested the water again tonight and my results were:

    FC - 5.8 (dropped from 28)
    CC - 1.8
    PH - 7.6
    CH - 300
    TA - 150
    CYA - 80 (thought it was in the 70 range until someone taught me how to properly do the test)

    My problem is I will be gone for the weekend and won't be back till Monday. I'm not sure how to approach this. I know it's time for my filter to be back washed and that will be first thing I'll do tomorrow before I leave for the weekend but I'm not sure if I should slam before I leave or use an algecide and keep the floaties in the water till I come back to deal with the problem. I know I should first get my CYA down before I do anything but will not have the time tomorrow to drain and fill. Any advice on how to approach this would be most appreciated. FYI pool was green when I opened and my pool store recommended that I shock till the water cleared. I shocked 3x with chlorine granules which got my water clear but also jacked up my CYA. This was all before I got the proper info on CYA. I desperately need help from the pool veterans.
    Pentair Quad D.E Cartridge Style Filter
    Pentair Multiport Valve SM-20-3
    Hayward Pump
    Jandy Energy Filter
    Gas heater for Spa and pool

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    Re: Pool Help!!

    I'd take the FC to SLAM level for your CYA--call it a day-----and then work on it full force when you get back.
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    Re: Pool Help!!

    Would using more then the recommended amount be a bad thing. According to CYA chart I should get my FC to 31. If I went a little over that would that mess up or stain my pool?
    Pentair Quad D.E Cartridge Style Filter
    Pentair Multiport Valve SM-20-3
    Hayward Pump
    Jandy Energy Filter
    Gas heater for Spa and pool

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    Re: Pool Help!!

    With algae and your CC, it will disappear pretty fast since you can't stay on top of it. Don't bother.

    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
    Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, Liqour Chiller, & Drink Mixer & Party Tub----Collect 'um all!

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    Re: Pool Help!!

    Got it appreciate the advice
    Pentair Quad D.E Cartridge Style Filter
    Pentair Multiport Valve SM-20-3
    Hayward Pump
    Jandy Energy Filter
    Gas heater for Spa and pool

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