Do I run the filter all night when running the OCLT?
I found some dark sediment on the bottom of our sparkly pool yesterday morning. We have major road construction going on one block from our home and it just might be dirt. But I decided to do an OCLT just to be sure. So I brought the FC up to 16 last night and turned off the filter an hour later as usual. It dawned on me this morning when I went to do my tests that I probably was supposed to leave the filter on all night. So here are the numbers from this morning:
PH 7.5 (before l added bleach to get to 16)
So it passed but only if it was ok to turn off the filter.
Also, I want to thank the everyone here on TFP for all the great information and rescuing us & our pool from being pooled stored ever again. I found TFP in June when we were having so much trouble after opening our pool in May. Our pool had very high amonia, cya, and copper from the all the shock products, algaecides & etc. that the pool store insisted would clear up our water issues. We followed the info here; bought the TF-100 test kit, exchanged about 2/3rds of the water and used the BBB method to take control of our pool. We now have extra time & money to spend on our grandkids & our backyard oasis!
I really enjoy reading and learning from all of the posts here, so I decided became an offical member, the least I could do for the ultimate end result.....a sparkling, clean pool from now on! Except my DH now says I am obessed with the pool! But it's wonderful to be able to enjoy our pool and to know without a doubt that the BBB method is all we will ever need.
Thanks everyone and have a great day in your pool!