Hello to all.
I have been reading the forum for a few days and have an issue with white/blue cloudy water. I do not have a FAS /DPD chlorine tester so I am not sure where my free chlorine is at other than over 10% as that is the max my DPD free chlorine will test to. I have an 18' X 48" INTEX metal frame pool with 2500GPH pump and intex skimmer. My tests with the DPD tester gives me a cya of 80 a total hardness of over 500. PH of 7.8 and alkalinity of 180.
I started out with a light green pool and clearish water (I could see the bottom barely) and no fc. I made the mistake of putting in 2 lbs. of shock per leslies rep on one night then another pound in the Am I ended up with a cloudy still green pool. I then found this site and with the pool math proceeded to dump 3 gallons of bleach in each night for a week unfortunately I didn't see where not to use dollar store bleach but my FC did come up to 5. Big mistake. I since started using 2 gallons of 10% chlorine from Lowes for 3 nights and a gallon a night since. The FC now never goes under 10 however the pool is still cloudy. I have not seen any signs of Algae for a week on my filters but they clog with white in about 6-8 hours.
I should drain half my pool but I live in the Town of East Porterville CA. and are on severe water restrictions. I am about the only house in 2 blocks that still has a working well, so I cannot drain and refill. I will let it evaporate down and then refill.
Any Ideas? I have the TF50 kit on order as I have a lot of PH test kits.