sorry for the long post.
Just want to hear someone say, headed in the right direction and, hopefully - almost there. Husband thinks I am using a LOT of chlorine...
A little history, replaced the line from the skimmer to the pump after trying to open pool with severe air leak. (wasting several galons of bleach)
Pump now working much better, other line needs replacing, but it is just leaking at a slow rate at this time. (fixed the air in system issue)
I have a Taylor test kit. New to the forum, but not to fiberglas pool maintenance/liquid chlorine. I have not used liquid chlorine in 20+ years. The method used at that time was, pour it in till clear.
I do not have before pics. I do not cover pool at end of season. (bad I know) So, in the spring I usually have a swamp. If my timing is right, it's not too bad. This year was pretty bad since I am just now trying to clear it.
I working toward 20 FC SLAM. At each chemical test time I am also at least "stirring up" the water. Depending on time, I am brushing walls/vac some.
OK I started SLAM on 6/3 8AM
readings at that time:
CYA 55 added 4 gal 2 qts 10% liquid chlorine (local pool store)
CC 0 added 0
6/3 4:00 PM
CC 0 added 1 gal 1 qt
6/3 5:30 PM
CC 0 added 1 gal 1 qt to hold over night
6/4 8 AM
CC >.5 added 0
6/4 4:00 PM
CC 0 Added 5 gal ( headed to work )
6/5 8:00 AM
CC 0 Added 1 Gal 3 qts
Retesting and going back to pool store for more chlorine.
1 other side note. 8 hours during the day on 6/4 and 4 hours on 6/5 I used only main drain. Actualy vac hose connected to vac head/pole and positioned on the bottom of the deep end. Closest thing I figured out to possibly circulate more water.
I am attaching a now pic, still cant see the bottom in deep end. However, when I get home from work in the am (longest time pool is just filtering) I can see almost to the bottom of the deep end. Shallow end looks pretty good. Then I vac/brush...repeat.
Any input will be greatly appreciated. I feel that I am on the right track, and from my reading -- working on my last 10% .. the hard part on patience.
are we there yet??
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