Just uncovered our pool again, and as we've had the last few years, we've got another problem with algae. The last two years, I've flocked the pool, but want to try to get away from it this year and try the BBB method.
The pool is an inground vinyl pool, about 33,000 gallons. The sand in the filter was replaced this spring. The water is cloudy, and not able to see the bottom of the deep end (8'). I'm trying to vacuum the dead algae from the initial shock treatment.
Values from checking the pool this morning are:
FC ~ .5
PH ~ 6.6
TA ~ 60
CYA ~ 10
Should I add sufficient Borax and Baking Soda to get the PH and TA where they need to be before trying to add enough bleach to shock it, or add all three at once? I'll be continuing to try and clean up the dead algae.
What is a good method to prevent this from happening during the times when the pool is covered?