Just found this website and hope to use this forum to clear up the pool water.
On 26 June returned home after being gone for two weeks. Had a major algae bloom. Water was green. Measured water parameters with test strips: TH 500, TC 0, FC 0, pH 8.2, TA 160, CYA 30. I backwashed sand filter. Added muratic acid and got pH to 7.2. Started adding dichlor shock to kill off algae. It is now 2 July I have added 21 lbs of dichlor. This morning after doing the first of three daily backwashes the readings are: TH 100, TC5, FC 5, pH 7.2, TA 100, CYA 20. I added 192 ounces of bleach. Each morning and evening I add enough shock to get the FC to at least 10ppm. The water is no longer green but it is not clear. What do I do next? I am in the transition mode of switching to the BBBs and need to order a good test kit.
How do I access the UCP so I can enter signature data?