New to pool ownership. Just bough a home with an inground pool. The water has been cloudy since we moved in about 30 days ago. The previous owner added three tabs twice per week regularly. I measured the PH and Chlorine using the kit left by the previous owners and the PH was 6.8 and chlorine off the charts. I have been running the filter about 6 hrs per day and have stopped adding chlorine tabs due to the high chlorine level in hopes it would migate in the downward direction. I have been brushing and vaccuuming the pool weekly which seems to add to the cloudiness.
I found th Chlorox pool app and began following their advice but after 2 days I really began questioning the accuracy of that whole system.
I am a research junkie and came across this site. The approach here makes perfect sense to me. As a result I ordered the TF100 test kit which arrived this morning. I tested my water at got the following results. Now I need help so I know where to go from here.
FC - 8.5
CC - 2
TA - 140
CYA - 100+ I filled the tube less than 1/2 way to the bottom mark before I could no longer see the black dot at all
PH - 7.2
I do not have a heater and the pool is not currently in use but I wan to get it straightened out and stabilized before the warmer weater arrives in a couple of months.
Not sure wher to go from here and would certainly appreciate any help to get me headed in the right direction