I'm newly registered as a member to TFP, but I've been studying up on this method for a couple months. I'm committed to this process but my husband isn't convinced yet and wants to revert back to the pool store. Our problem is that we don't have our own pool test kit (it's on order, to be delivered by next week) so we haven't been able to reliably run numbers on the water. We've been going every day or every other day to get a water sample test from the pool store, but that gets very tedious very quickly, especially when they try to push expensive products on me each time I go.) We started off okay: we had an algae situation so we SLAMed the pool and monitored the chlorine levels as closely as we were able to and it started turning clear and blue again. Until this weekend, when it suddenly and horribly turned unmistakably green... think the color of the ooze that will mutate your adorable pet turtle into an overgrown, masked, teenage martial arts master. Yep, that color! It started turning green on Sunday and it's mostly cloudy - I can barely see the bottom of the pool on the deep end (8.5 ft). I don't know what to do now because the CYA levels are inexplicably SUPER high and I'm worried that the high levels of chlorine will mess with the pool pump/plumbing. I almost had my husband converted until this happened. Please help!
Test results (via Leslie's), taken today @3:07pm
FC - 10 *It's been "10" each time we've had the water tested since the SLAM
CC - ??
pH - 7.4
TA - 90
CH - 150
CYA - 100