This is my second year using the BBB method. Began learning it last summer, and am glad to finally know what's going on with my pool.
Opened the pool the beginning of May, and have been struggling ever since trying to get it *crystal* clear. My numbers seem ok, but the water just won't clear up.
Fiberglass in-ground pool, Aquarite SWG (currently turned off), filter running 24/7 (since 6/12). Testing is done with a TF-100.
As of 6:30 this morning:
FC = 17.0 (just coming down off shock period)
CC = 0.5
pH = unsure since TC is still so high, but was 7.3 before I started to shock
TA = 80 - 90, varies from test to test
CYA = 70
CH = 130
Aqua-rite salt reading = 3000
Water is a cloudy white. It is improving, but I can't see why it's not going faster. This is the second time I've shocked the pool in the last few days. I ran it up to FC = 24 for 24 hrs, lost .5 overnight, but water clarity only slightly improved. So I ran it even higher, up to FC = 31 for a day. I lost 1.0 overnight two nights ago. I am letting the FC continue to drop. last night, I lost .5 ppm . CC has stayed at .5 (occasionally 0) the entire time. Shocking was done mostly with 12.5% bleach, but picked up some additional 6% to get me over the hump for the second shock. I have thoroughly brushed the pool twice during this process, sides & bottom both.
I know my CH is low... but am not sure if that will lead to cloudy water in a fiberglass pool?
What am I missing? what else should I do?