18.46 gallons of 6% bleach and no sign of FC.
Here are the rough details:
~14600 gallon AG pool.
~81 degree water.
CYA < 30 (working on it)
FC = 0
CC = unknown
Ph = 7.2
Alk = 80
Two inlets (skimmer and bottom feeder. 50/50 right now.)
Direct sun about 11:00am on.
90 degrees high during day.
Had algae Friday. Very noticable, green water, green walls. Put 5 bags of HTH Super shock and swim in over the course of the day and some of Saturday before I decided to stop being an idiot and do my homework and found BBB and the troublefreepool website. Ordered the $75 pool test kit off of Amazon suggested here (not the tf100, the other one.) It comes in some time this week. Using the 6 tests strips from walmart till then.
Since Saturday evening I have been testing the water every hour (except sleep time) and adding 1.42 gallons of 6% bleach trying to get to 6ppm FC. Yet every hour I test it says 0 FC. The test strips are good, I have tested in straight bleach, they do respond to the FC.
Finally this evening I got fed up and dumped 5.68 gallons of bleach in all at once (2 min pour time each in front of return.) Hour later did another test, 0 FC. But my Ph dropped so I added 72 oz of Borax (all I had). Been 2x 1.46 gallons since then and still 0 FC.
Could the FC still be getting eaten up by some left over algae from Friday? I can't get more accurate measurments till my test kit comes in. Should I keep dosing and testing till I reach 6 ppm or my test comes in or should I hold off or shock it with the 7.1 gallons I have left before I have to hit up the store again for more bleach?
Pictures are from before I started BBB. Water has no hint green now. Normal blue now but very hazzy. Can't see bottom.
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