CYA 150 (I used 50/50 solution and 4 of us tested result of between 70 and 80 so I went middle ground)
Copper 0.2 (pool shop, I added algaecide and then they had me add it again, reduced from 0.4 through dilution I guess)
Pool is cloudy blue
It was very green, couldn't hazard a guess how much I shocked it with but my CYA went up by around 100 according to pool test shop, one of the testers is actually quite good so I used her original result as a guideline.
Biggest hurdle I have is trying to reduce CYA levels, I live in a rural area where having to cart water in could possibly cost me close to $1000, I am on tank water. I believe I have reduced CYA levels a little by keeping pool solar cover on at all times when pool is not in use, it's made a huge difference in reducing evaporation significantly. I have been topping up pool (around 70gallons every day, have to do it by bucket). We've had a bit of rain over Nov/Dec to help dilute. I am also redirecting some water catchment to go straight into the pool. I am aware that this is not a recommended way of doing it, but it's the most economical for me.... 12.5% bleach is a lot cheaper than water! Over winter this will dilute a helluva lot as we get a fair amount of rain, conservative amount is 8-9k gallons of water going in.
Okay, so is my plan of attack to shock straight away and hold until I pass the overnight test? Calculator says 33, are these vinyl liners strong enough for this?
Should anything else be adjusted?
Will the cloudiness reduce or go away with what everything else is reading, or is it just taking a while for my filter to pick things up... the cloudiness is reducing ever so slowly. Todays FC is lowest it's been, generally have been aiming to keep it around 10.
Will I have to keep the cover off while everything is going on, 99f today, sun is extremely hot and it's very windy so will keep cover on today/tonight and start afresh tomorrow as we have 4 or 5 days of lower temperature?
Absolutely awesome site, it's a shame I had to damage my water in order to find you. But now, I have seen the light and no more pool shop with their wildly bouncing results. Thank you!