Hi everyone! We have been swimming away, and having lots of fun in our pool, and up till Friday, the pool looked good! It still looks good, just not as clear as it has been. I would call the water minimally clear-white-cloudy. Here are our readings from the pool store water test:
TAC. 4 (0.2 difference)
CH. 50 (they say that's too low, but it's a vinyl lined pool)
So, here's what we do daily - test water am and pm, then add about 2-4 cups of 8.25% bleach (depending on the day's weather and pool usage.). My husband brushes and vacuums the pool about every other day. Then, once a week (on Sunday) we brush the pool and add about 1 cup of algecide just for maintenance. We run the filter pump 12 hrs on, 12 off. Up till this weekend, that has worked. I didn't buy any chemicals at the pool store, wanted to check in here first.