Hello all: New to this forum and have to say I have found the information here to be awesome. I have done lots of reading in the last few weeks, and am now convinced that the BBB method is the way for me. Here is my issue:
Had a problem with algae upon opening up my pool this year. Had lots of leaves and "stuff" in bottom because I didn't get it covered in time last fall. After using the HTH "pool shock" packets and testing with the cheap OTO test kit from Wal-Mart....the algae took over!! Anyway, after finding this site I ordered the TF-100 test kit and it arrived within a few days. Once I had a reliable test kit and using the pool calculator I took the pool up to shock level with 12.5% liquid chlorine and have maintained the FC level at 22 mg/l or greater for the past two weeks. I have skimmed out all the leaves and debris now and have brushed the entire pool several times and vaccumed several times as well. Been running the sand-filter non-stop and the water has cleared and you can easily see the bottom of the pool; but the water still has a slight green hue to it. My wife would like to know "when is the pool not going to be green?".....and goodness knows I want to keep her happy! Can anyone answer her question??? I would like to let the chlorine levels start dropping....but I'm slightly afraid that with the "hint of green" the algae may just be subdued, lurking and waiting to explode.
Here are my latest #'s
FC = 24 mg/l
CC = 0.5 or zero
CYA = 50
Ph = 7.2
TA = 180 mg/l
Any insight inot my situation? Thanks in advance.