Hey all. I need to review my signature to make sure you have all the info you might need. We recently moved into this home 3 months ago and my learning curve has been steep. Things have been going pretty smoothly up until about 10 days ago when I noticed some algae forming in the grout of my beach area. This may be associated with my failed attempt at cleaning my DE filter cartridges. (Long story ending with getting a pro to figure out I hadn't placed the cartridges back in correctly)
After this process and adding a bit of water back into the pool, I began to notice the algae in the grout. This predictably coincided with a pretty significant drop in my FC levels. Usually they hover in the 3.0 range but dropped to 0.5 per the test at Leslies. The test also indicated the following:
FC = 0.5
pH = 7.6
TA = 70
CH = 170
I have gotten TA to 90 and added granular cyanuric acid so hopefully will see some improvements there too in a few days. I also bumped the Calcium per the formula and will check it soon too. Getting a bit nervous about the FC I purchased a few small bags of Chlor Brite and added them on Tuesday. I even sprinkled some of the ChlorBrite directly on to the grout. After a few days the algae in the grout is largely (but not entirely gone). The FC spiked predictably but my rinky-dink test kit only shows up to 3.0 on my FC (I've got a better one on the way). It was way over 3.0 up until yesterday and is now in normal range. BTW my SWG is currently at around 45% and reading 2500.
I'm hoping all this normalizes things by the end of the weekend, but I wanted to post my situation. Am I on track with what I'm doing here? If my signature needs more info I'll be glad to include it. Thank you in advance for your time. I'll keep reading.