Well we had our pool built late last summer and only got to use it for about 6 weeks before the temperatures dropped in TX. This spring we have had a large amount of rain and I have recently noticed that some parts of my pool walls have green on them. In addition the water is not as clear as it once was. A currently has a little bit of green tint to it.
So I head down to Leslie's and they check all my levels, my wife also tests them on her own. Below are the levels all within normal range except for the phosphates are a little high:
1) FC-4 ppm
2) TAC- 4 ppm
3) CH- 240ppm
4) CYA- 50 ppm
5) TA- 110 ppm
6) PH- 7.6
7) Copper- 0
8) Iron - 0
9) TDS- 500
10) PHO - 300
I then proceed to tell him about the green spots on the side walls. Well here comes the list of items he sells me on:
1) 5 lbs of Green to Clean
2) 15 lbs Leslie's Powder Plus Shock
3 2 bottles of Leslie's Clear Aid
So I buy all of the above items and I proceed home. When I get home I start my research and that's when I come across trouble free pools and start to do my research. Needless to say is that I have not added any of the above chemicals yet and am just continuing to brush.
TF-100 test kit was ordered last Thursday and arrived today. Tested the pool @ 8.30 pm after all pumps had shut down for the day, for the first time with the kit and here are the results:
1) FC-2.5 ppm
2) CC- 0.5 ppm
3) PH - 7.5
4) TA- 70
5) CH-300 ppm
6) CYA- 35
Will perform the overnight FC loss test in the morning to determine if I indeed have an issue.
I have been reading up about pool chemistry and the SLAM process and am ready to tackle if needed. I will attach pictures Tommorrow of the green issues on the walls and pool. Not as bad as I have seen from others in the forums.
My my question is during the SLAM process should I run my in floor cleaning system continuously?
Also will be confirming with the pool math calculator what to do in order to get to the recommended levels.
Any further help or input would be much appreciated.