I'm on the second year of BBB started with a new pool - couldn't be happier, never had a problem, my pool is perfect (sorry for bragging). My neighbor and great friend has had a pool for 30 years, always had problems and has consistently been pool store'd and sick of his algae problems. When he asked about my pool and what I do (never gave him a hard sell) He bought a TF-100 and everyone in his family is so excited about his sparkly pool.
My problem: Now I get to be the expert in clearing his brother-in-laws swamp. I'm getting a bunch of info second hand. He's spent $800 this season, trying to clear it(I didn't even ask what he's been sold). I have no experience in swamps, but I'm confident I understand the basic chemistry.
Numbers reported in the text asking for help tonight: 27 ft round AGP - estimated at 18,000
CYA 0 PH 8.2 FC 1.0 CC 1.0.
I don't have a lot of free time. I plan to win. This is my punch list, please give me feedback:
#1) get the pump on 24/7 and make sure he monitors the pressure/backwashes when necessary.
#2) retest CYA - they have 12lbs of dichlor on hand, if it is truley 0, I plan to add 6lbs, retest (when?) and then adjust if necessary
#3) reduce PH to 7.2 - has 5lbs of "lo and slow" on hand - not sure of make, etc - but will target 50% decrements and restest until target is achieved.
#4) we brush the entire pool. He does it at least once a day until the crisis is over.
#5) add CL (figuring in #2) to bring to shock level (CYA chart)
#6) repeat testing/adding every hour for the first 6 hours.
#7) Continue procedures until the 3 shocking criteria are met
Am i missing anything?