Hey everyone! Another newbie fighting algae...I was too stubborn through the summer to listen to my dad, who said I needed to come to TFP and get schooled since water chemistry is more than just keeping it clear...well...now that my pool is green, I can say I am schooled! And as always...looks like my dad was right.
I've been to pool school, done the calculator and really hope that I am doing this right. It started with a bit of cloudy water, so I "shocked" my pool which before was adding a 1 pound bag and leaving it at that. I now understand it isn't that simple, and have a pretty green pool. Nothing sticking to sides or steps...yet!
I picked up a K2006 test kit and just tested my numbers:
Pool: 10,000 Gallon AG Sountersunk
FC - 0
CC - .5
PH - 8
TA - 90
CH - 200
CYA - 60
Is This Correct?
1. Backwash filter then keep pump on through whole process.
2. Clear any debris and vacuum pool.
3. Lower PH to 7.4 (18 oz of muriatic acid)
4. Start SLAM process - based on Pool School means shock level of 24 by adding 355 oz of 8.25% bleach - test and add as needed - no less than twice per day
Thanks in advance everyone!