We bught our house 6 months ago and it was "flipped"-- the pool had been sitting 4 yrs--it was drained-- new vinyl liner put in and refilled.
So-- for the last 6 mos we have ben ging to Pinch a Penny and following their directions since we were LOST as new pool owners.
Over the summer had 3 mustard algae breakouts and followed all their directions--cleared up but came back twice.
So-- found this site-- took the tablet dispenser OUT, and bought the Taylor K-2006 kit.
Did all the tests today--but the CYA must be wrong--it must, bc it got murky before it ever hit ANY line and we havent even put chlorine in for 3 weeks (been waiting for the test kit to SLAM the algae).
Trying to attach a pic of the pool, VERY green, mainly in the last 10 days since we were waiting on kit and didn't want to start the SLAM without it-- that's why CYA is off, right?
I'm concerned about damaging my liner if I add too much chlorine. We also have 3 really small kids (youngest is 1) and don't want to be unsafe with amount of chemicals, etc.
We just brushed the whole pool (after this pic was taken) and added 3 jugs (2.5 gallons each) of 10.5% chlorine very slowly as directed by TFPC.
Going to test again and see where we are at...
Grateful for this site... thak you.
One more question-- I am in N. Florida. Sometimes weather can get down to 20 degrees, but that is rare. Winter is more like 40s at night. Should we get a cover for Jan-March?