Hoping to get some advice. I am having some issues maintaining FC after an AA treatment I did for some metal stains last Monday.
My current numbers -
FC - 2.5 (on the way to 0)
CC - 1
TA - 110
CH - 150
CYA - 100+ =(
To start the AA treatment, I lowered my PH to 7.2 and added 10 lbs of anhydrous citric acid. Over 2 days all of my stains disappeared and my water was still crystal clear. On Thursday I added sequestrate and borax to bring ph back to 7.6. I also added 5 - 121 oz jugs of 8.25% bleach to try to start getting the chlorine going again. Since then I've added an additional 20 jugs of 8.25% bleach (total of 25 since the aa treatment). I can't get the FC to hold. How long should it take before I can get the FC to start holding? The water is just slightly cloudy but I can still see the bottom clearly. When I tested CC this morning, it was not detectable. Seems while the FC is being used by what I assume is the citric acid, the cc goes up slightly while the FC works its way back to 0. I'm about to add 5 more jugs of 8.25% but this is starting to get frustrating.
I did not use algecide, but the previous owner did just open the pool with a large amount of leslies algecide. Maybe I need to SLAM the pool??