Here's the run down...
Pool - 23,000 gallons
Last Sunday pool was not 100% clear (just dull looking - I wouldn't say green by any means). I added some supplement bleach to bring FC up to 5 as I was traveling for four days and it's been 95+ degrees here for almost two weeks. The SWG I think is having a hard time keeping up because of the sun and heat. I turned up the SWG wide open for the 4 days I was would be gone.
On Sunday before I left - FC - 1.5, CC - 0.5, PH - 7.5, CYA 80
I returned on Thursday and I expected to find the FC much higher than 1.5 but it was still in fact only 1.5. CC - 0.5. When I looked in the deep end I noticed what appeared to be algae. I checked the baskets and they were full. I asked my better half if she had been taken care of the pool by emptying the baskets, etc and she responded no. Great! When I stood back I noticed the pool definitely wasn't super clear like in the past. It definitely had a green tint to it.
Fast forward - I thought I would just bring the FC back up to 5 and the filter would take care of the rest. I instructed the wife to add 1.4 gallons of 6% bleach but buy an additional 5 containers. Somehow a miscommunication happened and she added in all 6 (1.4 gallon) jugs. I found this out this morning when I went to test and the FC was not 5 but rather 23! The pool is currently blue green and somewhat cloudy. Initially I tested this morning at 10AM (FC - 23) I tested 4 hours later and the FC was 16. Wait a sec? Is there definitely algae in here that's consuming that much FC? I tested another hour later the FC was still 16. According to the cya chart, I should be up at 30 IF I was shocking. The CC is still 0.5.
The ultimate question is, should I be shocking or not? I have a party here on Sunday and I'm not sure if the pool is going to be ready or not.
Thoughts? Thanks again.