We moved to this home in Salt Lake City during last week of July. When we arrived the pool was green as it was not attended for 4 weeks. The previous owner has used the chlorine pucks for years and shock once a week. I shocked it 3 times and finally a week later it was crystal blue. We enjoyed it 2 weeks before it turned green again but it was consuming allot of pucks. Since then I got the green out but it remains cloudy and border line green blue. Now for the test results. I have been reading up on this site so I got a feel of what my numbers mean but now I need some directions. I assume I have a high CYA problem due to the use of those pucks. I have moved over to bleach 2 weeks ago. Also I have a very high TA. I am not sure what to do as allot of the talk is to drain pool and now I am at end of season. Test results below, my pool details are in signature. Any help is much appreciated. I will keep reading other posts on this site for insight.
Can I get it back in shape with out draining? Do I need it back in shape before I winterize (or is it even possible to winterize)? I love to swim in it again before season end as we only got two weeks out of it.
Another point is I don't have away to aerate. The previous family used it everyday with lots of kids. We have only been using 2 to 3 times a week.
I have been checking only CL and PH. First weeks I used pucks and shock. Then went to 8% bleach from Target. I did put soda ash in it to raise PH a few times before I read up on aerate. Last week I put two boxes of Borax in it, one each night. As the test kit I was using kept reading below 6.8 ph, but now with new kit I think the chemicals must be old.
1st full test from Leslie Pool Store on 8/24/15
Base Demand 17
Copper, Iron 0
I read we can't trust those so I bought the TF-100 from TFTestkits. This is my first test with the kit. I did not do the chlorine detail as the other items are so off charts.
TF-100 from 9/3/2015
CYA it was so cloudy I could not get it even half way to 100 so I guess 150 -200
TA it was 290 but I have read that with new test kit it comes down, so I guess still close to Leslie number
CH 1250 ?? I knew I had hard water but wow. Is this due to a new test kit? It took 50 drops to turn blue.
CL 2,5 (end of day and 24 hours since last bleach added)