Hello! New pool owner but learning, in large part due to these forums. I had to do some adjusting as the previous owners didn't seem to take very good care of the pool, but my numbers are starting to come into line now:
CC 0.5 (believe this high because of the unbalanced water - has dropped from 1 over the last couple days)
CYA 33 (or maybe less)
Two days ago I added an amount of CA using the sock - skimmer method to hopefully get the number to 60 or 70 (wanted to aim low given this is my first time - can always add more) and realize it can take up to a week for it to fully dissolve.
My question is, will the color change be a gradual process or will I wake up in a week or so to sparkling, clear blue water? I'd think it would be gradual and would like to know because would seem to be a strong indicator I'm on the right track.
What's really frustrating is I had two different pool companies come out before deciding to maintain the pool myself, and clearly they did nothing with the CYA. I don't even think they tested for it. Hard to believe they just missed it or ignorant about CYA's importance.