Yesterday, I overflowed the pool with water from the hose for at least 8 hours, discovering it last night.
Had water billowing over the above ground pool walls and skimmer opening, flooding the back yard (but not the basement).
I emptied many, many gallons of water to get the water back down to the recommended skimmer level.
I then, not thinking very clearly, poured in 8-10 cups of dichlor to get FC and CYA levels up quickly and then tested the water this afternoon. No, I did NOT test the water before adding the dichlor last night.
This afternoon, the test results are:
FC: 40 (yes, it took 80 drops for the water to become clear)
I would like to increase the Borates to pre-flood reading of 40, and increase salt levels to 2000.
Question: if I understand correctly that CYA takes ~ 1 week before the levels shown are accurate, do you think the CYA levels will register even higher than 60 by next week? I'm wanting to add the salts but not if I have to dump more water out of the pool. I will be out of town all next week but hubby will be home and maybe using the pool. Hopefully the FC levels will drop, or maybe if CYA goes up, the FC levels will be good. At least mustard algae does not have a chance.
How long does it usually take FC levels to drop that far? Pool does get full sun all day, but in Michigan that's not saying much.