We purchased a house with a pool and have mainly taken water samples to pool store and bought whatever they recommended. This season, we seem to have some green/yellow algae growing (its not bad and brushes off but does come back). We typically have used chlorine tabs and shock. I want to get away from that and follow methods on here.
My water is clear (tho, there are still locations of minor algae one sides of the pool). I tested the FC last night and this morning and it went from 8 to 6.5 or 7 (it was hard to tell). And my CC was 0 (last night). I suppose since I can still see some algae, I need to he SLAM the pool even tho I meet the three criteria above?
I do have a TF-100 test kit and I believe my CYA is 60. I am going to take to the pool store to verify this number as I know it is a subjective reading. If so, I know I would need a ton of bleach to SLAM.
Can I use this bleach to SLAM (and for maintaining FC in the future...it looks like the concentration is 8.25%)
If i can use this, would some please confirm I need this much of the above bleach to SLAM (taking FC from 6.5 to 24 would need approx 5.8 jugs of 8.25% if each are 121 oz:
Help and insight is really appreciated. Thanks!