I'm a fairly new pool owner and due to some halfhearted off season maintenance , I've managed to get an algae bloom. I think I've got most of the leaves and junk off the bottom, but it's hard to tell for sure.
Here are my stats:
CYA - 28 +/- Did the test twice and it is at what I'm guessing is around 28, dot disappears about 1/8" past the 30 mark.
FC - 18
CC - .5
TC - 18.5
PH - 8.2
TA - 130
CH - 200
I've been running the pump for 3 days, brushing daily, and have been trying to keep the FC up as best I can with work and it has gotten a bit lighter, but no significant change yet and the filter has only gone up about 1 PSI. I've got time to stay on the chlorine this weekend so I'm hoping for results soon. My CYA was north of 100 last season and I haven't done any major water changes, so I was a bit surprised it has been reduced so much. Should the CC be higher with the water in this state? Also, should I be adding acid while shocking? I added some yesterday before bringing it back up to shock, but I understand shocking makes it test artificially high?
Anyway, I'm just looking for some validation on what I'm doing to make sure I'm not missing anything. Should I add any CYA at this point or wait till it is clear?