I've been redirected to this site so many times in researching Pools. I had to dig deeper. Now I'm intrigued in the TFP method.
I'm a new pool owner and pay a guy to only take care of the chemicals. My pool has been starting to look bad, algae on the walls now creeping to the floor. Once easy to brush off now it's a battle I can't win. I believe it's Mustard algae. I feel like the Pool Guy does nothing especially since it seems my FC is 0.
Time to take things in my own hands with the help of this site and the TFP method.
Please forgive me as I don't have all my accurate tests at hand but will tomorrow.
Just received my Taylor K-2006 test kit.
My water looks good and clear but as I said the walls and spa have become impossible to keep clean.
Here is what I have so far.
FC - 0 tested with Taylor kit as well as strips
CC - ? Can't seem to test because I can't get sample water to turn pink.
pH - Good according to strips, will test with taylor kit this afternoon
TA - Same as pH, good according to strips
CYA - 65
What is my first step?
Should I just get the FC up to recommened 7 acccording to chart and attempt to keep it there?
I plan on going and buying some bleach at the store right after work.
Is my CYA going to be OK? Sounds like 40 is recommended.
I'm excited and anxious, Time to say goodbye to Leslies and pool guy.
Again sorry for the lack of info at this point but will update as soon as possible.
Just looking for an immediate action I can do starting this evening.
Thank you All!