Looking for some guidance on some simple questions.
Pool: 13k, plaster, 4 feet deep play pool with attached spa.
Equipment: Jandy Aqualink system with Pentair 60sqft DE, Pentair Intelliflow, 399btu gas heater, 1/2hp booster pump for polaris 280.
Location: Dallas Tx
Unfortunately, I've been using trichlor pucks for the past year constantly with 2-3 in the in line chlorine box. I've never had issues and Sunday I found green algae on the side of the spa and parts of the pool. I went to the pool store and he said my water CYA was so high I needed to drain my pool. Well I'm a DIY so after spending hours and hours here, I've picked up 6 gallons of bleach and plan to do the BBB method for awhile.
I've drained about 20% of the pool so far and refilled it over the past 2 days. I pumped 2 gallons of bleach in so far just to keep the FC levels high enough.
I have a couple questions about this process. First, does the variable speed pump affect the amount of time its suggested to run before you measure/check things? And second, does it ever get easier than adding bleach every day? Keep in mind I'm coming from 5 years of various pool ownership where I simply loaded up trichlor pucks and let them sit all summer/winter with no issues until now.