Long story here...but a couple months back we were getting ready to leave town for a week. Had a little algae in the pool so threw some pucks in the skimmer and left. Came back to a green pool. Pool could not hold a chlorine level at all. Pool supply place I was using was not much help. Switched places and wound up going through a sand change, two 50lb buckets of chlorine granules, an algaecide, and some green-to-clear. The last finally turned my pool from green to milky. When I bought it I was also told my stablizer was high (160), but needed high PH for the green to clear...so wanted to use it before draining water.
New guy at pool shop sold me this live culture for my phosphates he told me. Used it went back in a week and was told my phosphates were high again by a different guy...told me the culture was not for phosphates but was for CYA....
Drained and changed half the water. Still would not hold chlorine. Had water tested again and was told my stabilizer was still at 160. Guess the last guy gave me bad numbers.
Pool started turning a little back to green and still would not hold a chlorine level. Ran my bot today. That stirred up the bottom and back to green....but not as bad as it was.
Found this site in the middle of all this and bought a pool test kit at Leslie's yesterday.
Test this morning
CYA 170-180...and stopped testing there.
Tried to drain half the pool again but was not paying attention and went over this.
Retest after filling 515pm
Started the SLAM 4.5 jugs of bleach..shooting for FC of 26PPM
Added .5 jugs.
Misread something, only added .5 jugs
Added 1 jug of bleach
Added 2/3 jug.
Have a little over 8 gallons in now...
Still eating chlorine...will see where I am in the morning.