First let me say that I have always has problems with my water being stable in my pool, that is until I came here last year and started reading... thanks for all the good info! Since I switched to the BBB method, my pool has been a sparkling oasis!
Recently, we had about 13 days of rain in a row, some very heavy downpours, but I was checking and adjusting almost daily, so there was little if any effect. However, last Friday, I went away for a few days, and when I came back, green! I asked my wife why the pump was off and she said the boys had friends over on the weekend and she kept it running by taking off the timer switches! Argh! So since Sunday, the filter hasn't run at all!
So in a panic, I ran out to Wally World and bought all the bleach they had and put in 9 - 64oz 6.5% bottles yesterday evening and brushed the pool down. This morning, the water has a blueish tint to it and there were a couple of lines of brown on the bottom, which I brushed to the main drain again. What are these brown lines? Is it dead green algae?
I don't have a good test kit, but I am going to order one ASAP. The kit I have only has the following:
Without any other tests, can anyone offer any advise? I'm going to watch the FC twice a day and keep it high until things clear up; is this correct?
And yes, I have already beat her, whipped her, flogged her, tarred and feathered her and put her in the stockade awaiting a stoning later on today