I am a relatively new pool owner, having only 1 frustrating season under my belt (last year).
This year, I am trying to start out right, and purchased the tf-100 and have been doing alot of reading on this site. So here is where I am:
10 days ago, I had a dark green murky AG pool. I hooked up my pump and filter and brought the pool up to shock level (FC=24 with a CYA of around 70). The green turned fairly quickly to a bluish green and that is where I have been since.
Pump has been running non-stop for 10 days, day and night. I back wash twice each day. Have been checking the chlorine twice per day to keep at shock level and after around 10 gallons of bleach, I am losing confidence that I am headed in the right direction.
CYA (This one is most difficult for me. seems like the black dot in the test cylinder disappears at around 90 or 100. Took to the pool store today and they indicate a 50 - not sure who's right)
FC 9 or 10
CC 3 (If I am doing the test right)
I have many trees in my yard and, here in TX, the oaks are dropping many things from them. Also, the yellow pollen 'dust' is settling on things as well. I have cleared MANY leaves from the pool bottom, as late as yesterday, until when dragging the bottom does not produce any leaves.
Also, I replaced around 9" (20%) of the water in the pool yesterday to try and lower the CYA levels to make the chlorine more effective, if I am understanding that piece right.
Looking for help in making me actually want to keep throwing money into this pool and am dedicated to the regiment, but can't get to a clean starting place.
First post, so I am sure I have missed some information.