I knew better, but was lazy at the end of last season and did not winterize..at all! Thought, eh, I'll add a little bleach thru the winter, run the pump and we will be fine. Never touched it again.
So, we have been fighting a terrible algae bloom for three days now. So far, we've put a ton of bleach, baking soda, added salt.
FC 5.5 (hubby down now adding 3G of 8% bleach)
Alk 70 (adding more baking soda too)
Salt level unknown (payday i'm buying a salt kit!) but based on the SWG sensor, it's still low.
CYA--that's my question
It's ugly and has the thick white froth (no, no quat only what i listed above)
I have not added nor tested it yet this year. I had a leak when we opened so we lost a significant amount of water (about 8") and I closed with a cya of about 30, so i'm pretty sure it's low.
Question--Should I go ahead and test cya and start adjusting it now or wait until I have the algae conquered? I have been thinking the latter, but am now reconsidering.