My pool was cloudy yesterday and the total chlorine (TC) and the FC was 0. Here are the readings from yesterday from the pool store.
I figured that the water was cloudy because I was getting algea. So I added 4 gallons of 6% bleach last night and another 2 gallons this morning. I rechecked the water with an Aquachem test strip this morning. This is what I got:
I aerated it all night by leaving the jacuzzi on. Now I will add a quart of muriatic acid. (Correct?)
Here is my question: Why is the TC and FC the same? I figured that the TC would be a lot higher than the FC because it would consist of the FC and CC's (chlorine bound to organic material like algea/bacteria). Is this incorrect? If so, can you explain why they are the same? Does the CC's just dissipate into the air or what happens to it?