We've had a ton of rainfall in the last two weeks here. Lots of wind. Lots of debris. The pool clarity was holding up fine for a while, but now it's entirely cloudy. I'll try and get a pic up soon. The spa looks fine, though. Here were the last tests I took when there was a lull in all of the action.
Test 2017-01-03 Free Chlorine 3.4 ppm Combined Chlorine 0.4 ppm pH 8.0 Total Alkalinity 70 ppm Calcium Hardness 290 ppm Cyanuric Acid 70 ppm Sodium Chloride (Salt) 3400 ppm SWG Instant Salt 3400 ppm Temperature 51 ˚F
After this, I threw in more chlorine (as my generator wont turn on due to the low temperatures) to address FC and more acid to address pH since then, but haven't tested yet. The pool has overflowed several times after I've drained it. I'm actively removing as much debris as I can all the time, but am finding it hard to keep up. We have more rain coming in a couple of days and more next week as well.
So questions. What kind of maintenance should I be doing during a storm? Is there any point in trying to keep it clear during or is it something where you let the storm run its course and then assess afterwards? Knowing there is more rain coming, what should I be doing right now? What should I do afterwards? Just test and address accordingly or is there special care to take right now that's beyond normal maintenance? Just looking to get it all clear again.
Edit: Here's a current measurement. Looks like it ate away all of the chlorine I put in there last time and the constant draining has dropped the salt levels a ton. Help!
Test 2017-01-11 Free Chlorine 1.2 ppm Combined Chlorine 0 ppm pH 7.6 Total Alkalinity 60 ppm Calcium Hardness 240 ppm Cyanuric Acid 65 ppm Sodium Chloride (Salt) 2800 ppm SWG Instant Salt 3000 ppm Temperature 53 ˚F