My pool is currently a lovely FLORESCENT GREEN. It was great for St. Patrick's Day! Not so hot now.
I've been dumping bleach (10%) for the last two days and I'm wondering what will be a sign that I'm finally going in the right direction. I did read in an above sticky that DEAD ALGAE is gray or white and LIVING is green. So - I've been dumping bleach (10%) in my pool for the last two days and it's still bright green. Is the change in color truly going to be the signal that I've won the battle against the ALGAE PARTY happening in my pool?
5000 AG Splasher Poolm- 1 hp pump and a C900 Hawyard Cartridge filter (new), pressure is at start level.
CL - my tester doesn't read that high - but it turned BRIGHT ORANGE - so I'm thinking it's high. Top of water was fairly clear this morning so I figure even the bugs stayed away. However, for as high as the level is and the color of the pool I can't really 'smell' any significant clorine smell. That's what I expected with the amount of bleach I've added. Is this true of just CL or is that the burning off of the stuff people leave behind???
CYA - 100 to 120 unsure of reading because water was green before I tested but CYA was higher than expected. Could be the pucks added in winter rather than BBB plan I use in summer.
ALK - about 70
PH - 7.8 or a bit higher - however I tested AFTER I dumped bleach in and seem to remember that can alter PH readings.
So, if in another hour the pool is still bright green ...do I add more bleach? I've got three more GALLON JUGS ready to go. I'm just glad this has happened NOW because it's too cold here and there's no desire to 'jump in' before the CL level calms down.
I just put a new HAYWARD C900 Cartridge filter on the system thinking my old worn out filter was part of the algae problem - I did need a new filter because it had other problems but I just read that the filter doesn't kill the algae only the chemicals will and the filter just get's rid of the dead stuff.