Hi, first time poster. I bought a house with a pool a couple of months ago. We had to replace the liner, refilled it, and added salt to reach 3ppm salt. Realized the SWG isn't working but have decided to hold off replacing it for a few weeks since we have another renovation ongoing.
I started adding bleach to maintain FC and following what I read here. I can't claim complete understanding just yet.
Right now the pool is blue and cloudy. We've had a few substantial rains in the past couple of weeks and the water has been cloudy all that time. I've had to add acid a number of times since my pH kept jumping up to 8+.
Right now I'm at: (Taylor 2006 kit, 23,000 gal pool, vinyl liner)
FC: 28+ actually ran out of reagent at 28 due to testing so much in the past week
CC: ? sorry see above
Ca Hardness: 250
Total Alk: 110
CYA: 35 (still some CYA dissolving in the skimmer, so it's headed up)
Salinity: no reading, assuming 2.5-ish due to initial addition of salt and subsequent rains/ backwashes.
Filter was backwashed & rinsed yesterday. No noticeable improvement since. Pump has been running for a week 24 hrs/day.
Any thoughts on this? I'm starting to doubt my FC level. The pool doesn't smell chlorine-y like I remember from my childhood. I've added about 8 gallons of 8.4% bleach over the past week. The level was low before the 1st rain, 1 or 2.
Thanks in advance for any help