June 2 ... slightly green and can see bottom ... tons of rain last week and a half and got slightly neglected Had cheap liquid drop test kit and cheap strips test kit. Ordered Taylor K-2006 kit 6/1 with 2 day shipping. Based on cheap kit:
Cya 0-20? (Ran out of liquid test a while back so this is based on the dumb strips)
Afternoon - Vacuumed to waste and added 8.25% bleach to obtain FC of 10ppm based on the chart. Rechecked that evening everything the same and FC >10.
6/3 ... Slightly more green but able to see bottom. Tested noonish with cheap kits (anxiously awaiting Taylor kit!!!) everything same and FC 3, TC 4 ... Added 8.25% bleach to bring back to 10. Scrubbed all surfaces with obvious puffs of algae! Tested again that night around 8 with Taylor kit (yay!!) FC 17, all others the same. Hubby tested though and did the cya out in the dusk lighting and guessed cya 30 and didn't perform CC. And scrubbed surfaces again.
6/4 0700 ... Pool more green :/ but can still see the bottom. Test results:
Added 242oz of bleach (one jug around exterior wall, one jug slowly in front of return) to bring FC up to 22ppm. Scrubbed surfaces...lots more algae on floor!!!! I feel like I'm on the right track now...gotta keep at it over next few days till slamming complete! Any other suggestions?? Also this is our first year to switch to your method and I feel much more comfortable now with the right kit! Thanks for all the info on the forum...I can browse all day! We bought this pool from a friend and have had it for 2 yrs. I do not know how old everything is but it's definitely not a newer model. My guess is at least 10yrs prob more. I'm going to ask her.