What order to do what? Any help appreciated

shannonck

Active member
Aug 9, 2019
26
Ocean County, New Jersey
Hi! 2nd year owner . Still trying to figure it all out.
-24k vinyl pool opened Saturday. New de filter installed same day. Opened to light green water and lots of algae. Cleared up in about 24 hours after 2 vaccuum t waste. Numbers all over the place this week. This is what I got today after adding baking soda/shock Monday and Tuesday. Using recommended tfp test kit.
cl- 0 or .5 hard to tell
Oh-7.2
Fc-2
Cc-0
All-80
Cya-30
Hard-150
uswd The calculator but I was alittle confused as to what to do in what order ?
 

shannonck

Active member
Aug 9, 2019
26
Ocean County, New Jersey
Ok.

Tested this am and brushes
Fc 4
Cc 1.5

Added about 4 gallons of bleach as per app.
My issue is I only have about 4 more gallons of bleach left and won’t be able to get more until tonight.
Is my best method to keep testing throughout the day or just wait til I can get more bleach and test again tonight?
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
29,686
Laughlin, NV
You need to add bleach/liquid chlorine to maintain SLAM FC levels. If you cannot, then just keep some FC in the water. It will slow algae growth.
 

shannonck

Active member
Aug 9, 2019
26
Ocean County, New Jersey
Ok I added the reccomended bleach this am and tested after an hour and the fc dropped again. From 10 last night to 6this am to 4 and now to 3. I’ve already gone through 10 gallons of bleach . Is this the rate I should be going?
 

shannonck

Active member
Aug 9, 2019
26
Ocean County, New Jersey
Hi again. Looking for some reassurance that I’m on the right path. After not being able to get more reg bleach I went to pool store and got 2 5g buckets of 12.5 % & Friday at 4 I switched to that and off I went. My slam fc is 12 so I added the appropriate amount after every reading that dropped below that. Water is crystal clear. Filter 24/7. Vaccuum 1x per day and brush atleast 3x.
Fri
4pm
Fc-1.5
Cc-0

730p
Fc-11
Cc-.5

830
Fc-12.5
Cc-.5

930p
Fc-12
Cc-.5

Sat
730a
Fc-6.5
Cc-.5

830A
Fc-13.5
Cc-.5

930a
Fc-12.5
Cc-.5

1130a
Fc-10.5
Cc-0

130p
Fc-11
Cc0

530p
Fc-9
Cc-.5

11pm
Fc-10.5
Cc-.5

12amsun
Fc-14
Cc-0

930sun
Fc-9
Cc-.5

11am
Fc-12
Cc-.5

12pm
Fc-14.5
Cc-.5

1pm
Fc-14
Cc-0

2pm——decided to remove light from niche and black gross stuff came out and puffs of algae. Scrubbed and vacuumed twice to waste
Fc-14
Cc-0

3pm
Fc-11
Cc-1

4pm
Fc-11
Cc-.5

5pm
13.5
Cc-.5

7pm
Fc-13.5
Cc-.5

9pm
Fc-12.5
Cc-.5

11p
Fc-12
Cc-.5

Monday (OCLT)
5am-
Fc-11
Cc-1.5

820
Fc-11
Cc-.5

10a
Fc-14
Cc-1

12Pm
Fc-13.5
Cc-.5
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
29,686
Laughlin, NV
Keep at it. Cleaning the light niche may get you to the finish line.

Would be so much easier if you used the Poolmath app and stored your test data in that.

Take care.
 

shannonck

Active member
Aug 9, 2019
26
Ocean County, New Jersey
Ok so - I did well yesterday and my OCLT from 10pm til 4am was 1ppm. (Sorry keep forgetting to log in the app) but my pool is in full sun and has been 75-80 degrees out the last 2 days.

So I thought I was done since I hit all 3 criteria but then so far today I have this
10pm tues
Fc-13
Cc-0

4am
Fc-12
Cc-.5

900-
Fc- 10.5 Accidentally added too much- extra cup or so of bleach 12.5

915-
Fc-15
Cc-0

12pm
Fc-13.5
Cc-0

2pm
Fc-10.5
Cc-0


Do I just keep going or is the sun eating my fc?
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
29,686
Laughlin, NV
Had to go find your CYA, sharing Poolmath is so much easier!

You have a 30 CYA. As summer approaches, getting that up to 40 ppm would be a good idea.

Only you can tell if your water is crystal clear.