I am a previous pool owner, with different home and an above ground pool installed 9/2015. I have some training and experience in the taking and testing of water samples, so this isn't entirely new and I feel confident in my ability to follow procedures. We took cover off pool, water looked clear. We then started pump and it stirred up the sediment on bottom and water clouded up. We then added a gallon of clorine and a one pound package of shock. The water cleared up by the 2nd day.
Last weekends sample (after running pump about 2 hours)
fc dark pink and couldnt get sample to go clear
cc didnt do
I have been adding ma and aerating to bring TA down..(i have also added stabilizer (cya) in a sock 1.75 lbs last week and added another 1.75 lbs to a sock tonite)
fc light pink and still cant get sample to go clear
cc did not do
My problem is I cant seem to get an accurate Clorine reading. Does the sample still have a pink tinge or would it be crystal clear...or does my ph have to be about 7.4? Would that affect it that much? I quit at 10 ppm this evening.
Any advice is welcome and appreciated. Thank you.