I have been working to clear out the cloudiness in our pool for the past week and a half, raising our FC to well over shock levels each evening, and adding bleach in the morning as well, even though I am starting above shock levels in the morning. I am losing around 2-2.5 FC each evening, but only ending up with CC of .5 or sometimes 0. The interesting thing is that, yesterday, I raised our FC to 19 before I left for work. I returned home and still had a FC of 16.5, despite the fact that it was on and off sunny during the day and it rained and added a decent amount of water to the pool.
I really thought that I had hit the turning point. So I again raised the FC to 19 last night, praying for something of at least 18 this morning. Much to my disappointment, I was at 16.5 this morning, with CC of .5.
Unfortunately, it is really not possible for me to shock all day. So my approach is to make sure I am over shock levels when I go to work. I have been able to stay above shock levels all day and through the night by adding bleach each morning and evening. Is this approach ok?
My CYA is in the 35 range, so I aim to raise FC to 19 each evening before I go to bed and again before I go to work.
I should add that I have not been brushing the walls or floor much as I want to let the dead algae sink to the bottom so I can vacuum to waste. I have already cleaned our filters twice and I want to avoid that for at least a few more weeks.