Before finding this forum I knew I had algae & I was told I needed to add CYA because what chlorine my SWG was producing was just being destroyed by the sun. Well I had found this forum but didnt realize how much I needed to read.
My pool is in the sun at least 10hrs a day.
Tuesday night I added about 4 cups of CYA (this is how much my friend told me to add)to a sock & hung it over the side of pool right in front of the return jet. Then I added 3 gallons of bleach. The CYA was dissolved by yesterday morning. I obviously still had algae. Not a lot but a couple small spots & one strip of algae on one of the wrinkles in the bottom of the pool.
I have been brushing the pool every morning.
Tonight my TF100 test kit showed up. Let me say anyone that questions the cost of this kit needs to see the size of this thing. It is definitely worth the money.
Anyway my test results are as follows -
Since the pool is a SWG do I need to raise the CYA to 60 & then raise the FC to shock level (24 according to the chart)? Or since I just added the CYA a couple days ago do I need to wait a couple more days to see if the CYA needs more time to completely register?
If I need to wait do I need to raise the FC to 24 and maintain it there until I know what the CYA really is?
Also it looks like my T/A is a little low. Do I just let this go until I get the algae clear?
I will check the levels of everything in the morning & see where they are.
Thank you for your help.