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    trying to kill the algae...

    Hello. My name is Sandy and I am new here. Nice to meet you guys! I'm also new to the BBB Method as well.

    So my above ground pool has algae. I have been following the instructions listed in pool school. I corrected Ph level first, to 7.2 and cya is at 80. Pool size is 12,800 gallons. Started the bleach, 5 jugs at first (8.25%, 121oz jug). I have the Taylor k2005 test kit. FC started rising slightly. On the 4th round of testing, the FC did not register at all. I did the test 2 times. Both times, upon mixing, the test water is clear...

    Please help, I'm so confused now.
    Thanks guys!

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    Re: trying to kill the algae...

    Let me welcome you to the friendliest pool care site on the net!

    The K-2005 cannot measure above 5 ppm FC. That is why we recommend the TF-100 or it's little brother, the k-2006. both have the FAS-DPD. This is able to register up to 50 ppm.

    Do you have a SWG? If not, you might be better off doing a partial drain to reduce your CYA, and then start the SLAM.

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    Re: trying to kill the algae...

    Okay, that makes sense. Thanks for welcoming me! I will fix my signature too.
    Thanks again for your help!

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    Re: trying to kill the algae...

    Welcome to TFP Sandy.

    Charlie gave you good suggestions, but let us know when you have questions.
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