Split by moderator from HERE. Please ask questions in your own thread. Thanks, jblizzle
Ok...I'm a newbie at this method. I came to this sight in desperation since my hubby said if we have one more summer with this many times of green water the pool will be bulldozed!
I have been reading threads for 5 days as I'm also trying to clean up our pool. My good test kit is scheduled to arrive today but I have been using distilled water to dilute my water to get an idea of my FC levels...thanks to advice from this forum!
My last CYA test from a local pool store was 96 so according to the CYA/chlorine chart my target shock level is around 37. (I chose to not do a drain and refill since we are 6 wks from closing)
Now my question is this....if your CYA is 50...the chart indicates a target shock level of 20. But after watching your progress...your FC levels were below that most of the time...and you were clear in 4 days? I'm trying to figure out if I'm over chlorinating while trying to kill algae!