Newbie pool owner and having lots of trouble! Pool was swamp green when we moved in about 5 weeks ago. Husband went to Leslie's and was told to shock and use algaecide. Pool improved slightly, but was still green. CYA was 0. Pool store told him to deal with the green first and then deal with CYA. Went through shock and algaecide treatment a second time. Pool still wasn't clear. I ordered the Taylor K-2006 test kit and decided to get the CYA up with liquid stabilizer. Added enough to get it to 30 and started SLAM. It has been about a week and a half and probably 50 bottles of bleach and still don't think we've won the battle. Have yet to measure less than 1cc. Pool aqua color and looked clear Sunday. I ran out of R-0871 on Saturday so wasn't able to test again until today (Monday). In the meantime added about 6 jugs of bleach between Saturday afternoon and Monday morning. Monday afternoon I tested the water and had discrepancies with the FC and CC. I did the test several times in a row with different results each time.
1) FC=4, CC=6.5
2) FC=7.5, CC=3
After about two hours I got another water sample and got these results:
1) FC=4, CC=5.5
2) FC=7, CC=2.5
3) FC=3, CC=6.5
The odd thing is each time the TC was the same. What is going on with this test?! And what is going on with my pool that I just can't seem to get it clear?
Other test results are:
CYA is less than 30 (black dot did not completely disappear)
We're adding about an inch of water every day. Not sure if it is evaporation out a leak. Will try bucket test tomorrow.
It's a fiberglass pool about 22,000 gallon. (Sorry, couldn't figure it how to add a signature and it's late!)