If you read my recent posts, you know that I had been shocking for 2 weeks, feeling like I was spinning my wheels because I had to go to work and couldn't keep it from falling below shock level. I had managed to decrease my OCL from loss of 6 to loss of 2.
In my most recent thread, Shane suggested that I nuke the heck out of the pool overnight. I had not heard of this before his post. I did that last night, taking it up to yellow mustard shock level of 24 rather than the "normal shock level" of 16.
NO OCL! 0, zip, nada! THANK YOU SHANE!
Aside from celebrating being able to get up at a normal time now, my reason for posting is to offer questions and suggestions that might help others in the future with this problem.
Now, maybe last night was pure coincidence and I would have passed even at regular shock levels, I don't know. But assuming it was not a fluke:
Should this idea of "if you don't have success at normal shock levels after _____ amount of time, try nuking the pool overnight" be mentioned in the shock process article? Or is this not standard practice? I'm curious because if this was a reliable practice, it could save others gallons of bleach, hours of sleep, and lots of frustration if it were mentioned in the article. Again, maybe this doesn't occur that often and I got lucky, I don't know. Just curious to know what others think about this.