I plan on adding some chlorine after 24 hours of initial treatment, but how much and how often?
I understand why it's important not to shock the pool or bring the chlorine up too fast so stains don't reappear.
But since my CYA is relatively high (about 78), my target for FC is around 6.4PPM. That would mean requiring near-shock amounts of chlorine to aim for that level of FC. Going by the pool calculator, that means I would need to add 80oz of 10% bleach or 133oz of 6%. Is that adding too much chlorine too fast? Obviously, the ascorbic acid will eat much of it up, so I will be adding roughly the same amount the next day. Should I shoot for the target FC amount each time I add chlorine and is it best to do this once a day until it holds?
After adding the GLB Sequa Sol last night, I got some of the smokiness in the water. I saw this topic discussed here and it's apparently from too much sequestrant, which makes it hard to see all the stains. I looked at it this morning and it appears there is some sediment on the bottom of the pool, and still a little bit of staining. I added another .5lb of ascorbic acid and left pump running. I believe I put about 1.9lbs of ascorbic acid altogether in my 10,500 gal pool in the last 12-14 hours. Needless to say, it's going to take a while to get chlorine to hold again. I did add 6oz of polyquat at beginning of treatment. Too much? Too little algaecide?
PS: Vitamin Cottage drastically raised the price on its ascorbic acid. I believe its no longer cheaper than the Pool Stores. I paid about $39 for 1.9LBs.. I might have been better off buying from the pool store.