We had great success last year converting our green swamp into sparkling blue oasis using the advice found on this forum. Our plan is to follow the program right from the start this year. We opened our pool over the weekend, followed the steps for opening, then balanced the water using TA & CH increaser & shocked the pool on Monday. My husband said the process seemed to be a lot easier this year and the water looks pretty good already. This is the point where I need help.
Here are the pool numbers from yesterday afternoon:
I tested the water w/ my K-2005 test kit, except for the CYA because I ran out of the the reagent during the process (though I know it was over 9 because that's where it was at when I ran out). I then took a sample to the pool store and they used a test strip and said to use 25 for the CYA.
Last night I added 33 oz. bleach to bring the FC up to 4 based on the pool calculator, though the FC only came up to 3. This morning I did the test again and it appears we passed the overnight test.
So, now what? Do I bring the FC back up to 4 and just wait for the water to clear? We're running the filter 24x7; the water is "pretty" clear and has a green tinge to it.