My dad's pool. I live about a mile away and I'm trying to help him out. He's always winged it and been mostly successful, but from reading on here, I want to try to learn the BBB method and testing to take control of his pool.
16,000 gal in ground, plaster
Pool is green right now. usually a cup of chlorine (probably 24 oz cup of calhypo) does the trick according to him but its been green for about a week and he's stumped.
Ordered a TF100 kit. Should be in tomorrow.
Pool store results from yesterday:
Primary source of chlorine was Cal Hypo for years. Just switching to Bleach. Yesterday, we shocked with about 300oz of 6% bleach, then another gallon an hour later, then another gallon about 2 hours after that. The pool looks a little lighter green today but nothing significant.
He insists on trying some algaecide, and he picked up some Polyquat and some SuperFloc. I told him lets hold off on the Floc for now. What is the proper way to use polyquat? Any special chlorine or PH levels? Do I add some chlorine before or after pouring in the PQ?
any advice, suggestions?
should this be moved to the algae forum?