I'm new here. I open up my pool a few weeks ago and well, my pond looked cleaner. I dumped about 6 gallons of 12.5% liquid shock and the water turned cloudy. I ran the pump continuously for about 2 weeks adding about a gallon of shock a day. The pool stay cloudy. Disgusted with it and being extremely busy with work I neglected it. For a about 1 week. Luckily it didn't turn green again, especially with all the rain and cooler temps we've been having here in Kentucky.
I came across this site and realize I needed to SLAM the pool.
I tested the water last night and this is what I got:
I added 2 gallons of 12.5% bleach last night and kept the pump running. This morning I back washed the filter and brushed/vacuumed the pool. FC was 8 and CC 1. I added 1 pound of 53% Ca hypochlorite. 4 hours later FC 7 and CC 1. Added 1 gallon of 10% bleach (I used up the few bottles of 12.5% bleach and hypochlorite that I had on hand and now only have the 10% bleach). Rechecked an hour later and the FC is 5 and CC is 1. Added another gallon of 10% bleach and now waiting to recheck.
Is this normal for the FC to go down that quick? It's a cloudy day with temps around 60. The pool is cloudy and can't see the bottom.