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    Algae drove me to this site

    Tested balance again after brushing everything down yesterday afternoon: dusk dawn FC 11.5 12.0 CC 0.5 0.5 pH 8.0 The water is still clear since Sunday (not green, but not crystal clear). I think the dead algae is still being processed by the cartridge filter. Been...
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    Algae drove me to this site

    I just reread the algae article. I don't know when I started forgetting simple steps. I understand that shocking can increase pH. I will wait for FC levels to continue dropping to normal levels (<8) before retesting pH. During the shock process, I also neglected to vacuum/brush the pool...
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    Algae drove me to this site

    Prior to noticing my replies, I attached my algae Saturday. I added enough bleach that should have raised my FC to 29. I tested an hour later and it was 23. I added more bleach and retested an hour later. My FC was 30. I spent most of the next hour slowly vacuuming the pool bottom. This...
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    Algae drove me to this site

    Got my TF100, and made my 1st set of measurements: FC 2 CC 0.5 TA 110 (blue) CH 50 CYA 50 PH 7.8 I still have algae on the bottom of the pool. It got much better than a week ago, where now I can actually see the bottom of the pool. I will remove the trichlor pucks from the system, and...
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    Algae drove me to this site

    Thanks for your quick replies. Hopefully, I will receive the TF-100 by this weekend. I will spend Saturday afternoon, and parts of Sunday monitoring and adjusting FC. Will 2 days of regular checks and adjustments be adequate, or do I have to find a time when I have more days? I will not be...
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    Algae drove me to this site

    Got my 1st pool this summer. Loved it in the heat! 24' above ground, round, Nature2 mineral system, cartridge filter. Everything was going well until we were gone for a long weekend over Labor day weekend. Chlorine tabs ran out, and there was a little algae near some leaves (may have been...