Unexpected "pool party" cropped up last night. Wound up with 4 kids and 2 adults in the pool for over an hour. Much splashing, yelling, and fun occurred.
This morning, the pool is still clear, I don't see any cloudiness in a sample tube or the pool. Pulled 2 fairly large clumps of hair out with the brush, another from the skimmer basket, and had to vacuum a fair amount of dirt off the bottom, despite running the vacuum just 2 days ago. (Normally, we can go a week between vacuums)
FC : 3.0 (I dose to 6-7 every morning, and did yesterday morning...never seen it below 4 the next morning, usually it's 5)
CC : .5
pH Steady at 7.5, despite the splashing.
CYA is 40, last tested on Sunday.
My thinking here is that all of these things are explainable and make good sense. The heavy load, especially of kids, has almost certainly produced all manner of biologics I don't care to name here. Obviously some hair was left behind. The extra bathers would also have introduced more dirt to the pool.
So, I'm going to simply pull the FC back up to around 7-8ppm, and keep an eye on things for any developing cloudiness. I'd expect CC to be back to 0 again tomorrow morning.
If the FC seems to have fallen more than expected tomorrow, or CC remains at .5 or higher, then I'm planning on shocking.
This plan make sense, or would you guys suggest shocking today?