I've started using the BBB method about a month ago and the pool is crystal clear. I have some general questions.
1) Will a solar cover affect/help preserve FC levels? It looks like the pool is using 3-4 ppm FC per day (it gets sun all day). I haven't used the solar cover yet.
2) Does flocking agent affect the water chemistry, is it even necessary for general use? I haven't needed to use it since opening the pool, but sometimes when it gets dry/dusty around here we'll get a lot of sediment on the bottom. So far the little we've had vacuums up without a problem.
3) Algaecide. I've been using it once per week as recommended ad after the major rainstorms we just had. Since I'm trying to maintain 3-7 ppm chlorine is Algaecide application necessary?
FC 3-7 (mid-morning about 5.5)
CYA 38 (I think I want the CYA a little higher 40-45)