I am helping my friend with cloudy pool issue. His equipment is 100% similiar to mine but for now less the ozone generator.
He also does not have a back up pump on trolley, but he runs his pumps 22 hours a day.
I have yet to install the flowmeters I bought for him, so I can't say the turnover. My estimate for his pool is about 12 hours per turnover based on pump curve and plumbing/filter resistance. He has a separate pump for the robot and I been using that with the Slime Bag filter to make it like an extra filter for prevention of circulation dead spot in the kids pool attached to the main pool.
Initially I thought the pool has calcium clouding issue because being a concrete & ceramic tiled pool with CH 70 is low as per reccomended table. The pool did cloud once 4 months ago but with mild FC bombing, approx 3PPM a day of bleach worth for like 7 days non stop took care of the clouding. That was before I have TF test kit. So I can't give proper FC and CC level
The CYA level is either 10 and maximum is 15. Hard to see that black dot at this level.
The question is, can sudden high FC level actually create sudden green algae bloom from where it was initially only cloudy ?
Why I am asking this is, I picture cloudy water from algae is like micro baby algae that is not as strong as adult green algae... So if I raise FC level to shock level for a cloudy water, I would expect the baby will die and no time to become adult. ... . So when the adult algae came....I was so dissapointed because initially, I thought it was calcium clouding....
I am kind of upset over this cloudy pool issue because no CC at all registered, FC consumption normal and suddenly cloudy even with a 2.5 FC average at 10-15 PPM CYA. Even when cloudy the FC level consumption is within limits of its daily loss , as this is an outdoor pool unshaded. So when I finally decided to bomb to 10 FC, then...abracadabra the green algae start to appear... ...I was confused because how come no obvious extra FC consumption if this cloudiness was because of baby algae ? I thought FC consumption can tell if organics are feeding on the chlorine without waiting for green bloom or even having any cloudiness.
If this is a horror movie this is : " The Sleepers ".... :P
So what actually happened here ?
The pool should clear soon. I sent my back up pump on trolley there.
I just had it floc after the green bloom and the overnite FC consumption was already NIL.
Thanks as always..