I'm so glad I found this site earlier this summer. Our pool has really been pretty "Trouble Free" since.
However, in the last 4-5 days it is somewhat cloudy. We have accumulations along the bottom around the seams of powdery green/yellow stuff. When we brush each day the stuff lifts off the bottom in a cloudy bunch & disaappears. Just agitating the water dissolves it - no strong scrubbing is needed. I've been reading the comments here about pollen...I think that might be it, but I'm not sure. It has been in the 90's and humid for the last 5 days here in the Milwaukee, WI area.
We had stopped using our auto chlorinator this summer due to CYA levels, but we have had it on in the last four weeks due to convenience/busy schedules. We test the water every day w/Taylor's FAS/DPD kit. Here's today's readings:
Since it's been days of the water being slightly cloudy wouldn't we be seeing some increase in our CC's if this is the beginning of an algae bloom? Is it possible to have algae in your pool & not show any CC's?