Hello Everyone -
We are new to the TFP forum and found it because our 'pool company' somehow allowed our pool to go green. We pay them monthly to come out and take care of the pool and when it went green about a month ago, nothing they (or we) have been doing seems to have helped, so I started searching and found this forum.
So far we have added bagged shock (Pooltime Shock XtraBlue - 20lbs) (pool company recommendation) over a period of 4 days and 8 gallons of Clorox Concentrated Regular Bleach (Recommended here on TFP) yesterday morning.
After reading the pool school we bought the Taylor 2006 test kit as recommended and started testing. I thought I was doing something wrong as it took 90 drops of the R-0871 at the 10mL test line to get my pool sample from pink to clear (well white and cloudy actually). When I did the CYA test, it tool all of a 1/4" of liquid in the tester to cover the black dot completely!
So I start reading on the forum and people are saying to drain the pool (pool calc says to drain 73% of the water (at least) to get CYA levels down to 40, but I wanted to reach out
I have not bothered to test pH as it is noted in the forums that with FC as high as ours, it would not make much difference.
The kids are sweeping the pool daily and we are running our Sand filter 24/7 and backflushing once per day. So far (after a week) there has been zero change in the color of the pool.
Before I go any further, I wanted to reach out and get some advice as to where to go from here with my levels the way they are now.
Thanks In Advance for the advice.
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