I've been checking out the forums for a while now but I've read so much that now I'm confused 😄. We replaced a Summer Escapes 10x30 pool with an Intex Ultra Frame 14x42 pool, with no additional upgrades. My pool is starting to look a little cloudy, and I think it's mustard algae. I started out shocking the pool with Clorox Pool & Spa Xtra Blue. I've used about 1 1/2 lbs. so far but didn't use it all at once. As of right now, I have no chlorine in the pool. I purchased a 5 way test kit from Ace Hardware but I don't think it's accurate(doesn't test for CYA) so I took a sample to the pool store. These are the readings that they gave me:
I know I need to shock but I'm not sure how much bleach(8.25%) to use. My daughter's birthday party is Saturday so I'm on a VERY low budget. I know my CYA is low, but can I still shock the pool with bleach and add CYA once the pool is clear? Also, should I lower my PH before I shock? Thanks in advance. I have so much going on this week and I'm pretty much doing everything by myself so please help!