We finished building our pool back in December. All was well and good, testing once a week with the pool builder given test kit. I would add a bit of muriatic acid once a week and 3 tabs once a week. Well summer hit and things got real. We live in AZ, so pool started getting used in April and we are still using it now. Numbers went all out of whack, because I did not increase the frequency of adding chlorine pucks and I tend to have high ph issues with the pool, so boom, I got algae! Went to Leslie's (big mistake and $100 later) and after testing my water, I got the Ph lowering stuff and they had me shock my pool three times in a row. Well, since then, I have just been struggling to keep it properly maintained and have gotten algae AGAIN. After this, I made myself sit down, read through as much pool school as I could handle, I purchased the Taylor K-2006 kit and 10 bottles of bleach, as well as, convinced myself that I am going the TFP way, no matter! Sooooooo.....with all of that said, here are my numbers from this morning...
FC = 4.3 (now when it says to add that powder, you are using that itty bitty tiny little scoop, right? Also, I did it once with the 25 ml sample and got 4.2 then did again with the 10 ml sample and got 4.5, so that's why I said 4.3)
CC = .5 (does this sound right??)
Ph = 7.6
TA = 90 ppm
CH = 300 ppm
CYA = 100-150 (os so it didn't reach the 100 line the first time, so I was thinking that'd be about 105. Then I dumped that out and added the leftover back to the little tube and that time showed like way below 100, I would guess about 125 or so. Not really sure if you have to swirl for 30 sec and any more changes that, which would mean I can't retest with the leftovers in that little squeeze bottle).
So, based on those numbers and the fact I still have little green fuzzies here and there, I am not sure what to do bc besides the CYA, is everything else in decent shape? Does it need to be SLAM'ed?
Also, to start adding my bleach instead of pucks, how much bleach do I start with? I want to say I was reading a chart on here but it was for vinyl or fiberglass pools and I have an in ground gunnite pool. My info should be in my signature, but if not, our pool is 14.6k gal and not SW. We have an inline chlorinator, ozonator, pebble sheen and a waterfall feature that only gets turn on when we are in it.
TIA so much for your help. I want to get this figured out so I can be less frustrated and enjoy my pool more!! It's been very steep learning curve for this girl whose never owned a pool before!!!!