Calling in the experts.
I have been a member here for a while and have previously taken care of an above ground pool. Over the summer we moved to our "new to us" house and it had a fiberglass in-ground pool.
I have been battling the numbers on this pool since we got here. The CYA was off the scale.
Then the pump went out the first week of August. Got the pump going and realized the multiport valve on the filter was cracked in several places and the fiberglass on the filter was in bad shape.
I now have a new pump and new filter with fresh sand. Back up and running and time the battle the green swamp we have now.
I have been filtering and brushing and running 24/7 since Friday night. I backwashed the filter today and continue the run 24/7.
I have added several gallons of bleach to get the ball rolling and fight the battle ahead.
Here are my numbers as of tonight:
FC - 36
CC - 0 (did it twice because I didn't believe the first result)
pH - to low to measure (I have added 10 boxes of 20 Mule Team since i moved in trying to elevate the pH)
TA - 30
CA - 400
CYA - 100 (with evaporation, refilling pool and backwashing this is starting to come down)
The pool is green now , but I am starting to see the bottom again. I can see well enough to tell if I have all the leaves raked out now anyway.
Untitled by Randy Maxey, on Flickr
I know i will need to keep testing and adding Chlorine as necessary. Any advice is much appreciated.