This is the beginning of my second season, I may or may not be a noobie, but could still use some guidance. We got a solar cover end of last year, left it on all winter to keep leaves, etc., out. So this year, I've been opening the pool, most weekends, kids have been swimming. I thought the levels were ok,, the quick yellow/red test kit showed good pH and chlorine at 2-3 (a little low for BBB method I think).
When I got my tf100 test kit, I was surprised all the CYA disappeared over the winter...
April 22, water temp 67
...I added 4 lbs stabilizer, all I had, and ordered more.
April 30' water temp 70
...I added 6 more lbs stabilizer
Also noticed a brown/green algae forming along the bottom. I scrubbed that, and am super chlorinating with the SWG.
I have my pump running 8 hrs on low in the morning, then 4hrs on high generating chlorine at 20% from 1-5pm. I think I need to get more percentage and/ or high pump runtime.
Yesterday the pH was low at 6.8. Will that balance out, or should I be adding some baking soda?
We've had loads of pollen here, and with lots of trees nearby, quite a bit of organic matter has been blown into the pool lately.
Do my numbers look ok? I'll test again midweek to let the CYA dissolve.