Ok, our pool was new last week and we did shock it with what they supplied, on June 11, and added 8 oz of their aglaacide. We added nothing else until the next day when I found this site and started with bleach. I don't recall what the shock was and the bag was tossed.
I never noticed any crazy colors when I added bleach and my water has always been nice and clear, with decent levels. So I don't believe a conversion is necessary (you tell me).
However, there's a light brown substance that gathers mostly where wrinkles are and near the ladder. When I brush it away, I see nothing and it's gone. Now, whether it makes it to the filter, or just settles again overnight, I can't say. But I don't see it once I brush it, until the next day.
I believe it to be pollen and will now run the filter from 7-9:30 AM (when pollen becomes airborne). And from 5-8:30PM, when pollen "lands" and also the time during which I add bleach as necessary. My pump/pool turnover is 3.75 hours.
1 - I realize the CYA needs some help - any recommendations on stabilizer? Having used bleach, can I use a trichloride to increase the FC and the CYA at the same time? If so, where can I get it - pool store?
2 - CH could come up a bit - I know how to do that.
3 - should I reduce the TA, before raising the pH? Is muriatic acid the answer to lowering TA?