To start I have a 22×52 round above ground pool. New this year.
I had the pool perfect after having dealt with iron in my water when I filled the pool. I left for 10 days, some of those the hottest so far this summer, and came home to what looked like a Louisiana Bayou.
First I tested it. All the results were perfect except obviously with 0 fc. I cleaned the filter and turned it on, then added 2 gallons of bleach. After about 6 hours, I went out to check the pool. The color has lightened and I can see the first two ladder steps (with green film). I tested the water and now have ph 8.4, ta 40, and the fc is still 0. According to Pool School Calculator, to get to a 10 fc I needed 208 ounces of bleach, the two gallons I added was a little more than that. I used Dollar General brand plain concentrated bleach.
My question is two parts.
1. Should I fix the ph and ta before adding more bleach, Or did the bleach temporarily change those levels?
2. How much more bleach should I put in?
The kids were devastated to see their oasis looking like this. I knew it would be funky but not like this. Please help!
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