Hey guys. Just moved into my new house about a month ago. My first time owning a pool (I'm 29 and pretty mechanically inclined so I feel confident I can do this). I'll provide the pool details belong after a short story.
The previous owners used 3" chlorine pucks. The pool was very clear when I moved in. About a week ago, I noticed a hint of green on the floors and walls in some spots. I brushed it and realized I was beginning to have algae. I quickly used the chemicals that the old owners left for me (cal-hypo "shock"). I used 4x 1 pound bags. It killed a good amount of algae (brown dirt looking substance left on the floor the next couple days).
The pool has gotten worse. I ordered my TF100 test kit last week and it got lost in the mail. Panicking because I have a house warming party this coming Saturday, I shocked the pool with 5 pounds of cal-hypo...ugh. That was yesterday evening.
Sooo the post office found my package apparently and it was quickly delivered today (was suppose to be here last Friday). I tested everything at least 2 times, some things I tested 3 times just to make sure I was getting consistent readings.
Approximately 35,000 gallons
Vinyl liner about a year old.
Sand filter with multi-port valve
CYA-90- >100 (I did this test 3 times with my pool water. Twice I got a little over the 100 line and once I got a little below 100 line. Meaning twice it showed over 100 CYA and once it showed half way between 90 and 100)
I also purchased the CYA test solution of 50 ppm and I tried that twice. I got 60 once and 50 once.
My pool is now very green in the deep end. I can barely see the main drain. I'm on well water here and my hose delivers 5 gallons a minute. I have 6 gallons of liquid chlorine on stand by and can obviously get more. What are my options to have a clear, swim able pool by this Saturday evening, if at all possible.
I foresee a partial drain/refill in my future. Thanks in advance for all the help, this forum is awesome. Here are some pictures
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