Hey guys. My pool was light green with all kinds of dirt in it after a crappy pool cover fell apart over the winter.
I was unable to read the CYA level because I ran out of the chemical used to test that.
So--is it safe to assume that over the winter it would be down to zero ?
So Prior to doing anything my measurements were:
CYA : 0 (based on assumption)
FC : 0
I added two packs of dicholor (which would bring CYA up to 12)
I then added enough chlorine to bring it up to 15.
I also added enough Borax to bring the PH to 7.4
I vacuumed thoroughly twice and scrubbed down the sides of the pool liner.
After a day of no sun, the chlorine went down to 12.
The pool after all of this looks MUCH better but still cloudy. So here's my questions
Am I correct in assuming CYA would have started off as zero since I opened the pool?
If I bring the fc up to 16 to continue killing the algae would that be too high ?
I will get my CYA chemical tomorrow so I can test it more accurately.
thanks in advance guys.