We have had our pool (with SWG) up a little over a month and everything was working great. Until the motor on the pump stopped working 1 week ago. It was burned out completely. Purchased a new one, the bigger Intex SF60110, because of reading lots about how the SF80110 that came with the pool isn't really large enough for the Intex 12'x24'x52" pool. We are also getting a replacement motor from Intex for the SF80110. I guess if ever needed, we will have a back up sand filter and won't ever have to go through this algae mess again! Anyway, the new SF60110 will be arriving today. Going a week without any filter or circulation has turned our pool completely green. See picture attach . When we hook up the new filter pump tonight, I plan on starting the slamming process. I tested all the levels this morning, and this is what everything read:
CYA - 30
FC - 0.4
CC - 0.2
ph - 7.8
Calcium Hardness - 40
TA - 40
Salt - 4600
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Can I use bleach instead of chlorine?
And if yes, how much bleach do I use? Looks like bleach is a 6% solution, whereas chlorine is 10%-12%. Does this mean I need to add double bleach to equal the amount of chlorine I would add?
Do I need to bring the ph level down before I put all the chlorine into the pool tonight? And what do I use to bring the ph down? Muratic acid?
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I spent years working in hotel management, so I used to take care of pools all the time, but never saltwater, and it's been years since I have maintained a pool. Thanks!