Due to an algae bloom in my pool, I did some research and discovered this website. I'm now trying to go through the SLAM process to get my pool back to snuff.
So I ordered a Taylor K-2006 FAS-DPD test kit, and performed the FC test. I started with 10 ml of pool water and added two dippers of DPD powder. The water just barely turned a shade of super light pink after mixing it well. After two drops of R-0871, the sample went completely colorless. So 2 * 0.5 = 1. So I have 1.0 PPM of FC, correct?
I added chlorine and got to a FC of 12, which is shock level for my pool (CYA of 30). I was having a hard time maintaining this, it would go down so quickly. So I got frustrated and went a little overboard, adding a very large amount of chlorine. Now just a day and a half later, the pool is completely blue, but super, super cloudy (as expected, due to dead algae). But also, when trying to do a FC test, after putting my two scoops of DPD powder, the sample is dark purple. I can add and add R-0871, but it hardly seems to fade in color at all. I feel a bit dumb for letting my self lose my patience and just start dumping chlorine like that with no regard to the FC level.
Should I be concerned? I imagine after a couple days of sunlight with my lower CYA, it should come back down? Is there anything else I should be doing, besides brushing, vacuuming and testing the water? I would imagine as long as my chlorine (at the correct shock level of 12 FC) and pH are maintained properly, this cloudlyness should clear away?
Thank you for your time.