Hi folks, I have been attempting this BBB method this year and have saved so much money and have stayed pretty trouble free with our pool - best season ever! I have not mastered this yet, but as I said, it is much much improved.
We had several days of rain and I did not maintain so now I have an algae issue. Honestly, I don't know if it's mustard or not. I have had plenty of green algae and this appears different. It is more brown in color, and when disturbed puffs away in a cloud. We have shocked and vacuumed and it comes back the next day. Typically it is more on the bottom and seems to be settling in the crevices... maybe it's dead algae?? I will do overnight test tonight.
Here are my numbers today:
Any advice would be appreciated. The cya level is from last year; it has come down some as we have replaced water little by little. We have not added any trichlor or dichlor product this season. My hubby isn't convinced about bleach so we have been using cal-hypo 63%. I don't think that adds cya, right?? Last year we opened a green swamp (2nd year owning house with pool) and we put in 30 gallons of bleach or more and saw no result so he didn't believe it worked! I don't know what we did wrong... anyway, i digress... where do we go from here? What numbers need adjusted at this point and should we shock to mustard algae level??
Thanks for any help!!
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