So I discovered TFP a few weeks back as I struggled with mustard algae that would not go away. With your help I boosted chlorine levels and now have a handle on it. I have also banned trichlor tabs and gone to bleach as my CYA is 150+. Here is where I am today. I am hoping you can advise on the next steps. I know a draining of water is in my future but will wait until off season. I have elevated readings on just about everything. Here are some figures derived from the Taylor K2006:
so far so good....but there's more...
PH 8 (need about 1/2 gallon acid per demand test from what I gather)
TA 175-200 (in order to get 120, this would call for several times the amount of acid required to lower PH to 7.4)
CYA 160 (using 50/50 pool/distilled I got a reading of about 80 twice)
CH not tested (strips indicate this is also off the charts)
I want to thank you for all the great advice I have already received here as a lurker. I just had to register and become an official part of TFP.
OK. I have one last important question...........why do some refer to BBB method when speaking of TFP? Prior name? Looking forward to your responses. Thanks again!!