I have not introduced my self yet, i have been trolling for a few weeks. I have been a pool owner for 3 years now and have had nothing but problems. After reading about the BBB method it seems like a great fit for me.
A little history of the pool before i get into my problems. I bought a house with a pool 3+ years ago and for the first year I renovated the house and did not live there. For that year i opened the pool ran it and just dumped 3" tabs in occasionally, i had larger problems with the house and the pool was not a concern. After i moved in the first summer i opened the pool and did a marginal job caring for it. I took water samples to the local pool store and did what they said. The following year the problems started. When i opened the pool it was green so i shocked and it and from that point on it was never right. Once the water became clear there were terrible stains allover the liner. I had basically given up hope and was about to get rid of the pool. I decided to shut it down in the fall and deal with it in the spring. This spring i opened it and it was still stained. I shocked it with diclor and got the water clear and keep feeding it 3" pucks. This is when i decided to keep the pool and get serious about taking care of it. I contacted a local pool guy to come over and take a look. He said that the pool was to stained and said to just get a new liner. I was disappointed but felt like it was my own fault for letting it go.
Then i went online!! I found the Jacks stain ID kit, I tested the stains and found the the "iron Scale Treatment" made the stains vanish. Woo Hoo. I was so excited. So i proceeded to do the treatment: Link
I am 1 week out from that treatment and I now have a spotless pool that looks amazing, crystal clear water. However my chemistry is all crazy. I need advice on how to get my pool under check.
CYA: >100 (too High to test)
I know i need to get rid of cya and i think the only option is to drain and refill, I am nervous about metals in my well water. I just spent a ton of cash and time removing the stains i don't want to put them back in. I am currently using Jacks Blue Stuff as recommended after the stain removal. I also have a CuLator ultrapak 4.0 in now.
I also need to bring up my FC to SLAM levels, but jacks recommend not "Shocking" for 1 week after the treatment. I have been adding liquid chlorine slowly.
Please advise me in the proper order to do things.
Sorry if that was long winded