I believe the algae is dead at this point, I'm showing 0 CC. We did use a clarifier a few weeks ago (I know better now). My husband is going to try a deep clean of the filter today. I'll report back on that. My brush came off in the deep in and I can't see it to fish it out so I haven't brushed in several days. More pool fun, haha. Thanks!Your signature is showing. Turn your phone sideways to see it.
The SLAM process works to kill the algae. So if the pool is still green, it either needs to be brushed more or there is some testing error skewing the results. Check your testing methods to be sure you are getting correct readings for CYA and FC.
As far as cloudy water, your sand filter will take time to clear the pool. Have you deep cleaned the sand filter this year? Have you used clarifiers, flocculants, other pool store potions in the past?
Whatever you do, do NOT add flocculant to your pool. That stuff is like putting glue in your pool. Gums up all your sand and is just a nightmare to deal with. Avoid avoid avoid. No magic potions. No clarifier. No flocculant.I completely understand now why you all advise to stay away from the pool stores. Saturday the guy who sold me the FAS/DPD reagents told me wronf directions, that 1 drop is 1 ppm not .5. I just rechecked my method and found my error. Bc I'm new to testing, I wanted to compare my results to the pool stores. The guy in Saturday told me my FC was 39 (now I think he was measuring wrong), CH 50, PH 8, CYA 30, nd I should dump 60lb CH increase, use PH increase. The very next day my husband took a sample to Leslie's when he went to get the new brush. They said PH is fine, CYA 68 and that we need to use clarifier or flock in addition to algaecide. 2 completely different stories. Well now that I understand my mistake on measuring chlorine I maybe finally can get this. My husband is wanting to have a pool maintenance company open it next year since I've struggled so much! I told him to give me another chance! ( he farms and can't help this time of year).
Thanks again. I hope to be posting pics of a clear pool before Friday
Got it! Luckily I had read that and didn't follow her advice! Thanks!Whatever you do, do NOT add flocculant to your pool. That stuff is like putting glue in your pool. Gums up all your sand and is just a nightmare to deal with. Avoid avoid avoid. No magic potions. No clarifier. No flocculant.
Yeah... no tablets for you. You are already over the limit. Try to return them for liquid chlorine.Well it looks like I messed up...again. we have always user 3" chlorine tabs and several weeks ago bought two 40lb buckets on sale. I was planning to start using them as soon as I finally get SLAM completed. Just read on another post that this will increase CYA, which I believe is already on the high side (I dont trust my testing of it yet but think it is in the 60-65 range). Can someone tell me how much this will affect my CYA?