4,Thanks!! haha!! We feel the same!!
Do you think we need to add CYA now? (see post prior to pictures)
I left my CYA at 70 all the way through the AA treatment and checked after that it was still 70. Based on this I don't think CYA affects the AA or sequestrant so I would bring it up to at least 60. When I first started adding FC I did it with liquid. My basis for this was that high FC is to be avoided to prevent excess cloudiness. Inside the cell FC levels are very high. I didn't start the cell 'till after several days of sequestrant. I think worst case of running earlier than this is a little more cloudiness. Also, there's no need to add anything to raise pH it will climb slowly itself.
After our pool was crystal clear we started swimming again and noticed the pool clouded up. I think this was some of the fluffy gel flakes that settled on the bottom and weren't visible. Running the filter overnight cleared it up very quickly. We noticed this each day for a while and to a lesser degree each day. So last night and today I ran the robot with the fine filters. I think that should completely clear it.
I hope this is helpful.
Are you having to continually add the sequestrant to keep the staining away?
Flbeach -- thanks! That does give me hope. I suspect it was our prior pool store's salt that did it too.
Did you have to do a SLAM to clear it up? That's my concern right now -- I'll do it if I need to of course, but I'm scared that if I have to do a SLAM that the iron staining would come back.
Ha ha. At least you caught your mistake. Yes, bump-up the SWG and I would also add a little liquid chlorine/regular bleach ASAP as well. Get the FC back up to at least the 3-4 range. If you get algae, it's back to a SLAM and we know that will aggravate the iron. I'm concerned about that elevated CC level, but you did just complete an AA treatment, so I'm hoping it's related to that specifically. Something to watch though.
That may be because the FC is in the normal zone and not at SLAM level. For now that's good. We need to watch and see how the water responds to the elevated CC (starting to drop) and post-ladder discovery. In most cases I would've said go to SLAM level already because of the ladder, but I"d like to see how your water responds for another 24-48 hours now that the ladder is out and FC seems to be holding better. I'd hate to see the AA treatment go to waste. Fingers crossed.I’m encouraged that the FC is at target and I don’t see staining