I had my pool installed in 2011. At the time I was put on the aqua smarter system. It's been ok but algae would start to grow ever few weeks. And then I would have to shock it again. I found out this year that the pool store is no longer selling that system as others are having the same issue as me. They are now doing pristine blue. After doing research I've decided to not use that system. After reading this site I have decided to just do the normal chlorine method.
Under my old system I would use trichlor three times a week to sanitize the water. It was enough to keep my chlorine leave at .5 ppm. So to start I bought a good test kit. I got the Leslie's pool complete test kit. Of course the pool was very green when I took my cover off. I did some tests....
Fc is 0
Cya is 80
Ph is 7
Alkalinity is 40
I had some ph increaser so I added some to kick up the ph. I need to get to the store to raise the alkalinity. I started my shock. I have been using calcium hydrochloride for the shock. Once I get the pool clean and the chemistry right, how much chlorine should i be adding to maintain fc ? Should I use bleach daily? I still have some trichlor from last season but I don't want my cya level to go any higher. I plan to retest the water before the next shock treatment to see where the ph and alkalinity are.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks for reading.