Ok Great !!! Let’s go over the basics because you had to sort through an assault of info last week. (Again, you’ve done amazing so far). But little things get missed so here we go.
FC is king. You need to maintain/ M it at Slam level. The more you maintain it, the quicker it goes. We prefer testing and adding every 2-3 hours but we also have lives so we get it. Do the best you can. If you simply cant dedicate a good chunk of effort to it at the moment, don’t blame the process.
FC is king. None of the other tests matter for now. Ph for example is skewed at 10+ FC. Don’t even bother.
FC is king. Brush and vac daily to break up the biofilm that algae grows (on the walls/floor) to protect itself from the harsh environment. You may fluctuate in demand depending on how much you stir up today. Don’t get discouraged if it’s 2 steps forward and one back. Progress is progress.
FC is king. Green is alive algae and at some point it’s mostly / all killed and you go cloudy or milky. At that point it shifts to a filter it all out fight.
FC is *still* king. Keep it up just in case while you backwash / clean the filter anytime the psi goes up 25% from clean. Keep brushing and vac-ing. If you have the time, 2 or 3 times daily will not hurt.
FC is king. Go on a full blown algae scavenger hunt. It has fooled many hiding in plain sight. Ladder rails hold several gallons of old water. All up in the skimmers. Stairs, water features, autofills……. Until you clean every inch, it’s suspect.
Once the water is clear, and I mean stupid clear, OMG why is the pool EMPTY???? Clear, Perform an Overnight Chlorine Loss Test
. Algae and UV from the sun consume FC. When you take the sun out of the equation, any FC you have will be there in the morning with no algae.
FC is king. Keep it at SLaM until
the water is clear
Overnight loss of 1 or less FC
CC of .5 or less.
Going forward maintain a daily level of FC following the FC/CYA Levels
religiously. Your frequent testing will let you know you consumed 3(?) FC everyday this week. Expect the next several days to do similar and dose accordingly to never be below target level. Forget minimum. It is not OK. It a defcon 5 situation. ‘Minimum’ does not give it the proper justice.
Again, ask away anything at anytime