So I figured I should go ahead & get my pool in shape.
There's heavy algae build up in the pool, as I haven't been taking care of it for the last two months. I spent the morning going over my pool school notes, getting the ph in line, & made a run to the store to load up on bleach.
According to the pool calculator, I should need four 182 oz jugs of bleach to bring my FC ppm up to the necessary shock level. 16 FC. I added six, to be safe. Hour later, my FC has gone from 0 to 2. So I go back to the calculator, it says I need to add three & a half jugs, I round up to four. An hour later, my FC is 5, the calculator says I need to add 2.75 jugs, I round up to 3. An hour later, my FC is 8 the calculator says I need to add two jugs, I do. An hour later my FC is 15ppm. I don't bother with the calculator, but I go ahead and add another two jugs.
So I've added 17 gallons of bleach to my pool over the course of a few hours. Wouldn't it had been better if instead of going by the pool calculator's numbers (which is designed for an algae free pool), I used a multiple of some sort, like 2.5 since I know I've got a bad algae problem?
Say the calculator said I needed 6 jugs, I would multiply that by 2.5 & put in 15 jugs, wait an hour then check my FC levels, then go by the pool calculator numbers?