Hi all! I have been reading this forum for a while and I want to thank all of you for providing such a great service to everyone out there who just wants to enjoy their pool!! It seems like when you go the conventional route of the pool store, you start to look at your pool as more of a time/money pit rather than a relaxing oasis, like it should be. TFP taught me that it doesn't have to be that way.
Now, on to my story. My husband and I recently moved into his parent's house in San Antonio because he was laid off of his job in Chicago. They happen to have a pool. I was very excited about this, untill I found out all of the ridiculous stuff they were doing to "upkeep" the pool. They were using pucks trough a feeder while adding cyanuric acid seperately on a monthly or so basis!!! They would then wonder why they were getting algae blooms. I could go on forever with silly things they were doing, but I digress. I cut them some slack since they didn't know what they were doing. The last algae bloom happened a couple of days ago and that is when I decided to take over pool maintenance.
Basically, I shocked the pool for three nights using bleach in the amount per poolcalculator's recommendations. The pool is pretty much cleared up and I passed the overnight test
When should I start with adding the bleach for daily sanitation and how should I do that? Should I split up the dose and add it twice a day, or just add all of it at night? Once I add it, how long should I run the filter?
That is basically it. Sorry it took so long to get to the actual question!! I am just happy to finally be clearing this up and moving on to a Trouble Free Pool!